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Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

Firefighter Receives Recognition from Animal Protection Agency After Resuscitating Cat

CHUNCHEON, Mar. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A South Korean firefighter received a plate of appreciation from an animal protection agency on Thursday after rescuing and reviving a cat found at the site of a fire. Fire Capt. Park Min-hwa, leader of a rescue team at the Chuncheon Fire Station, received the plate from Cho Hee-kyung, [...]

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

S. Korea to Expand Use of Drones to Delivery, Life-Saving Missions

SEOUL, Nov. 17 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean firefighters may soon start using drones in their search and rescue missions, while remote controlled drones may also help save lives by airlifting much needed medicine and other emergency supplies to people in areas often stranded by seasonal floods or heavy snowfall, the government said Thursday.  One [...]

Seoul Teams Up with Brain Institute to Promote Mental Health for Firefighters

Seoul Teams Up with Brain Institute to Promote Mental Health for Firefighters

SEOUL, Sept. 8 (Korea Bizwire) – In an effort to help ease the extreme levels of stress that firefighters face, the Seoul Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters and the Ewha Brain Institute at Ewha Womans University have signed a business agreement that will promote the mental health of firefighters.  More specifically, the agreement encompasses the [...]

Korea Makes Progress to Ease the Struggles of Firefighters

Korea Makes Progress to Ease the Struggles of Firefighters

SEOUL, Aug. 10 (Korea Bizwire) – Being a firefighter requires heroism and valor, and they’re well respected civil servants for their life-long dedication to the communities they serve. But it’s also a stressful and dangerous occupation, with firefighters exposed to traumatic experiences and a multitude of harmful chemical substances. Under these circumstances, the Seoul Metropolitan [...]

Signature Campaign Spread against Dissolution Plan for Firefighters’ Agency

Signature Campaign Spread against Dissolution Plan for Firefighters’ Agency

SEOUL, May 30 (Korea Bizwire) – Against the government’s plan to dissolve the National Coast Guard and the National Emergency Management Agency and merge them with a soon-to-be-established national safety agency, a firefighter began the signature collecting campaign to save the firefighters’ agency.  On May 28, a firefighter posted an appeal on Daum’s online discussion [...]

Healing Programs for Korean Firefighters Suffering from PTSD

Healing Programs for Korean Firefighters Suffering from PTSD

SEOUL, Korea, August 09 (Korea Bizwire) – The Seoul city government took its first step to provide treatment to firefighters suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. A total of 69 firefighters have participated in the ‘Open-air Healing Program’ at Yangpyeong in Kyunggi Province from July 25 to August 7. They have joined a program composed of several parts; [...]