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Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

Worrying Number of Suicides Among S. Korean Firefighters

SEOUL, Jan. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — An increasing number of firefighters are choosing to commit suicide. The National Fire Agency (NFA) reported on Tuesday that as many as 56 firefighters committed suicide between 2015 and 2019, which is twice the number of deaths in the line of duty (23 people). Between 2013 and 2017, 47 [...]

National Fire Agency Issues ‘Heart Saver’ Certificate to Citizens Who Saved Lives Through CPR

National Fire Agency Issues ‘Heart Saver’ Certificate to Citizens Who Saved Lives Through CPR

SEOUL, Oct. 17 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency announced on Wednesday that it had issued ‘heart saver’ certificates to 251 citizens responsible for conducting a successful heart resuscitation on emergency patients. Quick emergency measures by witnesses are crucial to saving a patient experiencing cardiac arrest. The agency has been issuing certificates to citizens [...]

National Fire Agency to Impose Stronger Punishment for Assaulting Paramedics

National Fire Agency to Impose Stronger Punishment for Assaulting Paramedics

SEOUL, Oct. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency (NFA) plans to submit a legislation bill that will impose stronger punishment on those assaulting paramedics and include a new provision to also punish verbal assaults. The new bill aims to create a safer and healthier working environment for firefighters, which will allow them to [...]

National Fire Agency Launches CPR Awareness Campaign

National Fire Agency Launches CPR Awareness Campaign

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — The National Fire Agency (NFA) will hold a week-long “Heart Racing 100″ campaign from Monday to make cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) fun to learn. The campaign will proceed with a “Heart Racing Dance,” which expresses cardiopulmonary resuscitation methods. Users will post short video of themselves dancing on Tik Tok, the [...]

National Fire Agency Promotes 119 Safety Call Service

National Fire Agency Promotes 119 Safety Call Service

SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s National Fire Agency has asked all emergency patients to join the 119 Safety Call Service. 119 Safety Call is a database of personal information, medical history, medication, and guardian contact information. Users can add their information to the system by accessing the 119 Safety Call website (http://119.go.kr). [...]