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1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

1 in 10 S. Korean Firefighters Have Considered Suicide This Year

SEOUL, Oct. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — A new survey has revealed that within the past year, more than 10 percent of South Korean firefighters experienced mental stress levels so severe that they considered suicide as a solution. According to data submitted to Rep. Kwon Eun-hee of the Bareunmirae Party, 4,874 respondents accounting for 10.7 percent [...]

Growing Animal Control Missions Overwhelming Firefighters

Growing Animal Control Missions Overwhelming Firefighters

SUWON, Feb. 7 (Korea Bizwire) — As capturing wild animals has become one of the main tasks of many firefighters in South Korea according to latest figures, concerns are growing over the inefficient use of firefighting resources. Data from the Gyeonggi Disaster and Safety Headquarters shows rescue teams and firefighters were called in over 38,000 times [...]

President Unveils Plan to Hire 1,500 New Firefighters in 2017

President Unveils Plan to Hire 1,500 New Firefighters in 2017

SEOUL, June 7 (Korea Bizwire) – President Moon Jae-in promised Wednesday to hire 1,500 new firefighters before the year’s end and a total of 19,000 before his five-year term ends.  The 19,000 new firefighters and rescue workers will be included in 810,000 new jobs the president has pledged to create, but he said they will [...]