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A study on Korea`s fire administration development

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Authors
Ahn, Byung-Chan
Issue Date
1988
Publisher
Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University
Citation
Korean Journal of Policy Studies, Vol.3, pp. 141-148
Abstract
In the modern technological industrial society, utilization of fire is indispensable to the daily life
nowadays. However, features of the industrialised society impose a big threat to the safety of human
life, and thus require a more advanced means of fire-fighting administration. In regard to the
characteristics of the fire-fighting, prevention and extinguishmnt of fires, major tasks for each have
been outlined as: fire safety management, hazardous materials safety management, and advertising
for the former; depolyment of fire-fighting apparatus to the scene of the fire in a quick and safe
manner. Current problems involved in such tasks have been made clear as the lack of devices or
capabilities of scientific cause-finding laboratory work, and resultant chance of false assumptions.
In addition to worn-out equipments, such things as follow habe been added to the present problems:
insufficient manpower; lack of water sources; obstacles to handle emergency calls; absence of tactics
and instructions; and lack of self-extinguishing activities.
Considering such defects in current administration, recommendations have been made as follow;
1) reorganization of the Ministry of Home Affairs and local gooernments so that profissional
personnels may more efficiently contribute to the fire-fighting today; 2) enlargement and enforcement
of research and education function; 3) establishment of more efficient allotment of manpower far
the mission; 4) securing proper water systems; 5) developing tactics for response in emergency; 6)
securing of co-ordination of fire-fighters and civilians.
In sum, ways of improving the attitudes of personnels engaged in fire-fighting; equipmnts,
adequate training; and nation-wide telecommunication systems, have to be contrived for the future.
ISSN
1225-5017
Language
English
URI
https://hdl.handle.net/10371/70380
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