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Fire Administration Division: Teams & Responsibilities Fire Prevention and Safety Division: Teams &Responsibilities On-site Response Division: Teams & Responsibilities 119 Main Control Center: Teams & Responsibilities 119 Special Rescue Unit: Teams & Responsibilities Fire Service Audit Office: Teams & Responsibilities 中部 東部 西部 北部 壽城 達西 達城 江西

Fire Administration Division: Teams & Responsibilities

Fire Administration Division: Teams & Responsibilities
Team Main responsibilities Notes
Administrative Support Team
  • Appointment of public servant fire personnel
  • Payroll management for public servant fire personnel
  • Reassignment of public servant fire personnel
  • Employment of new public servant fire personnel
  • Screening and testing for the promotion of public servant fire personnel
  • Selection of public servant fire personnel as candidates for special voluntary severance or promotion
  • Voting for and execution of awards/penalties for public servant fire personnel
  • Management of salary levels and pensions for public servant fire personnel
  • Payment of performance bonuses for public servant fire personnel
  • Planning and operation of events, including ceremonies, and Firefighter’s Day
  • Additional services for public servant fire personnel
  • Medical insurance for public servant fire personnel
  • Fire-related security
  • Operation of additional committees
  • Compilation of official seals
  • Issuance and management of identification cards for public servant fire personnel
  • Issuance of certificates for public servant fire personnel
  • Operation of Fire Officials Credit Union and Mutual Aid Society
  • Management of extended-term contract workers
  • Management of conscripted firefighters and social interest service personnel
  • Other matters unrelated to the other divisions and/or teams of the Fire Department
 
Planning Evaluation Team
  • Establishment, review, and analysis of the fire master plan
  • Establishment and adjustment of the mid-to-long term fire plan
  • Performance and career evaluations of public servant fire personnel and nomination of candidates for promotion
  • Management of public servant fire personnel
  • Survey of fire service forces and establishment of a base level
  • Establishment of fire departments and the division of jurisdictions
  • Management and job analysis of fire units
  • Base labor costs for firefighting
  • Legislation and amendment of fire regulations, ordinances, and rules, as well as the allocation of related responsibilities
  • Comprehensive management of businesses related to the Parliament and Congress
  • Overhaul of administrative business, including organizational cultures
  • Implementation of Government 3.0
  • Regulatory reforms of local governments
  • Implementation of instructions from the President, Prime Minister, ministers, and mayors
  • Key executive meetings held with relevant departments, bureaus, and other organizations
  • Management of official reports, annual statistics reports, and the history of fire services
  • Evaluation of state affairs, local affairs, and the fire administration
 
Budget Accounting Team
  • Fire budget appropriations and parliamentary approval
  • Establishment of mid-term local finance plans and investment review
  • Planning and promotion of the front-loading of local finances
  • Management of public property
  • Establishment of an expenditure budget allocation plan and monthly allocation
  • Settlement of the fire budget and parliamentary approval
  • Settlement of the fire budget and parliamentary approval
  • Payment of salary to employees
  • Handling of annual income tax returns for earned income
  • Decisions for and reporting of non-tax revenue collection
 
Safety and Healthcare Team
  • Provision of safety and healthcare services
  • Provision of support for firefighter injuries and fatalities and provision of education and welfare for fire department employees
  • Supervision of safety management for fire department employees
  • Establishment and implementation of guidelines on firefighting safety
  • Planning of firefighting safety education and preparation of manuals for each type of incident
  • Arrangement of special health checkup and designation of hospitals for catering to firefighters’ healthcare needs
  • Handling of issues related to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Handling of matters regarding safety-related incidents and psychological analysis
  • Handling of matters regarding the assessment and supervision of on-site activities and shift work
  • Investigation and prevention of firefighting fatalities and injuries
  • Handling of other matters related to firefighting safety
 
Fire Academy
  • Establishment of internal training plans for public servant fire personnel
  • Management of equipment for education facilities
  • Job training for public servant fire personnel
  • Evaluation and analysis of education/training results, instruction, and supervision
  • Operation of specialized internal instructors
  • Management of education/training programs
  • Approval of and applications for specialized education programs conducted by the Fire Academy
  • Management of outside instructors and expenditures for instructor payment
  • Operation of conferences on fire education and training research
  • Operation of educational programs related to emergency rescue and disaster management (for managers and on-site workers)
  • Safety education for citizens and officials in relevant institutions
  • Job training for firefighter assistants
  • Job training evaluations
  • Basic training and commissioned training for public servant fire personnel
  • Physical fitness tests and physical fitness management for public servant fire personnel
  • Other matters related to the operation of the Fire Academy
 
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Fire Prevention & Safety: Teams & Responsibilities

Fire Prevention & Safety: Teams & Responsibilities
Team Main responsibilities Notes
Fire Prevention PR Team
  • Establishment and adjustment of a comprehensive PR plan and public education
  • Management and instruction of volunteer fire departments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Operation of Korea 119 boy scouts
  • Operation and support of the International Fire & Safety EXPO Korea
  • Fire safety experience events
  • Events for Fire Prevention Month
  • Safe house construction project for the underprivileged
  • Promotion of fire-free safe villages
  • Promotion of a safety culture for children
  • Operation of youth safety education programs
  • Related PR and press releases
  • Collection of press releases and relevant records
  • Operation of mobile safety experience vehicles
  • Other matters unrelated to other teams/divisions
 
Safety Instruction Team
  • Maintenance, instruction, and supervision of specific facilities subject to firefighting regulations
  • Comprehensive measures for fire prevention
  • Special probes related to fire safety control
  • Survey and statistics of specific facilities subject to firefighting regulations
  • Research on fire laws and systems
  • Registration, instruction, and supervision of flame resistant treatment businesses
  • Registration, instruction, and supervision of fire facility businesses
  • Registration, instruction, and supervision of fire facility management businesses
  • Construction approval and safe management of hazardous materials
  • Management of hazardous material safety supervisors, fire safety supervisors, and assistant fire safety supervisors
  • Operation of the local fire technology review committee
  • Imposition of penalties for fire law violations
  • Instruction and cultivation of company fire departments
  • Approval for the designation of fire vulnerable districts
  • Notification of fire drills at specific facilities subject to firefighting regulations
  • Design-related tasks for increased performance
  • Safety instruction for other fire facilities
  • Promotion of the installation of basic fire facilities in homes
 
Safety Theme Park
  • Establishment and implementation of a comprehensive plan for the operation of the Safety Theme Park
  • Maintenance and improvement of exhibition and experience facilities (including the Monorail Experience Center)
  • Education and experience programs for visitors, and safety control
  • Development of hands-on programs, research and collection of educational materials, and operation of the Safety Theme Park
  • Continued education/training for instructors
  • Management of statistics and performance analyses
  • Cleaning/item management and budgeting
  • Management of assistant staff (service contract and volunteer workers)
  • International and domestic exchange programs for experience facilities and other information
  • Other matters related to the operation of the Safety Theme Park
 
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On-site Response Division : Teams & Responsibilities

 
Team Main responsibilities Notes
On-site Support Team
  • Establishment of fire engine procurement and maintenance plan
  • Determination of maximum number of fire engines to be maintained
  • Operation of firefighting equipment management system
  • Driving of fire engines and education of drivers
  • Inspection of firefighting equipment and preparation of firefighting equipment statistics
  • Procurement and maintenance of protective gear for firefighters
  • Support for fire suppression activities
  • Handling of matters related to firefighting drills
  • Handling of matters regarding wartime emergency support agreements
  • Provision of support for storm and flood damage restoration and operation of situation room
  • Provision of firefighting support for event venues, etc.
  • Provision of support for extinguishing forest fires
  • Handling of matters regarding post-incident firefighting review meetings
  • Handling of matters regarding fire exits and illegally parked vehicles
  • Handling of matters regarding yielding right-of-way to firefighting vehicles
  • Handling of matters unrelated to other teams under the On-site Response Division
 
Rescue Team
  • Establishment of emergency rescue plan
  • Organization and operation of emergency and rescue control center
  • Establishment and operation of disaster response and emergency rescue exercise plan
  • Supervision of operation of gu (district) and gun (county) emergency rescue control centers
  • Establishment of cooperative system among emergency rescue institutions
  • Operation of on-site command center and management of equipment and supplies
  • Handling of matters related to disaster safety cooperation
  • Establishment and modification of comprehensive rescue operation plan
  • Establishment and execution of rescue skill training plan and firefighting competitions
  • Research and instruction on rescue skills
  • Establishment of plan for rescue vehicle procurement and maintenance
  • Supervision of the procurement, operation, and maintenance of rescue equipment
  • Training and instruction of rescue personnel
  • Creation and execution of rescue budget
  • Preparation and analysis of statistics on rescue activity trends
  • Operation of rescue policy council and wireless paging system
  • Establishment and execution of plan for the overseas training of rescue personnel
  • Training of professional rescue personnel
  • Organization and operation of 119 citizen water rescue team
  • Management of private nonprofit organizations
  • Handling of matters related to 119 residential safety and rescue service
  • Handling of matters regarding citations related to rescue and first aid services, including the KBS 119 Award
  • Operation of 119 rescue team
 
First Aid Team
  • Establishment and modification of comprehensive plan for first aid activities
  • Research on and teaching of first aid skills
  • Establishment of rescue vehicle procurement and maintenance plan
  • Education, training, and supervision of first aid personnel
  • Supervision of the procurement, operation, and maintenance of first aid equipment
  • Creation and execution of first aid budget
  • Investigation, analysis, and storage of statistics on trends of first aid activities
  • Operation of first aid policy council and wireless paging system
  • Establishment and execution of overseas training programs for first aid personnel
  • Handling of matters related to public health management
  • Maintenance of list of emergency medical institutions and medical support activities
  • Cultivation of professional first aid personnel
  • Assessment of quality of emergency medical services
  • Operation of the 119 First Aid Team
 
Fire Investigation Team
  • Provision of support for residents affected by fire
  • Investigation of fires and conducting of research on fire investigation methods
  • Investigation and determination of causes of fires
  • Education of personnel responsible for investigating fires
  • Analysis of fires and management of statistics
  • Management of personnel responsible for investigating fires
  • Management of firewater and geographical and irrigation surveys
  • Management of firefighting activity data
  • Ÿ Management and operation of vehicles and equipment for cutting-edge fire investigation and analysis
 
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119 Main Control Center: Teams &Responsibilities

 
Team Main responsibilities Notes
Information & Communication Team
  • Establishment and adjustment of the Fire Information Project
  • Development and operation of the fire information system
  • Reinforcement and maintenance of the emergency rescue system
  • Supply and operation of fire equipment, including fire computing and communication equipment
  • Operation and management of the information and communication infrastructure
  • Fire computer education and support
  • Management and operation of the computer center and the 119 Disaster Recovery Center
  • Establishment and operation of the Fire Department website
  • Operation and security maintenance of the fire information and communication network
  • Establishment and operation of the fire geographic information system (GIS)
  • Operation of fire wireless communication
  • Installation, management, and operation of the information network for emergency medical service transfers
  • Performance evaluation of emergency medical service managers
  • Other matters not handled by the other teams of the 119 Main Control Center
 
Situation Room 1, 2, 3
  • Establishment and management of the operation plan for situation rooms
  • Handling of disaster case submissions for fire, rescue, and emergency medical services, and command and situation control
  • Control and mobilization of fire service forces for disaster response (fire, etc.)
  • - Collection, proliferation, and analysis of disaster information and situational reports
  • Command, adjustment, and control of fire brigade mobilization
  • Construction of an emergency communication system among relevant institutions
  • Collection and management of mobile phone location information
  • Operation of an emergency business system
  • Preparation of a manual for disaster management
  • Guidance, counseling, and instruction for emergency patients
  • Information on the transfer of emergency patients to transfer hospitals
  • Emergency medical training for situation room personnel
  • Information and guidance related to hospitals and pharmacies
  • Real-time monitoring of information related to medical institutions
  • Control of EMS helicopters from relevant institutions, collection of operational information, and operation and verification of communication services
  • Operation of the Emergency Medical Service Management Center
  • Other matters related to the operation of situation rooms
 
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119 Special Rescue Unit : Teams& Responsibilities

119 Special Response Division: Teams& Responsibilities
Team Main responsibilities Notes
Special Strategy Team
  • Coordination of on-site command and control for large-scale special disasters
  • Establishment and implementation of special disaster response measures
  • Conducting of anti-terrorism and guard activities related to firefighting
  • Collection of information on risks, including those related to harmful chemicals
  • Procurement of equipment and supplies required by the 119 Special Rescue Unit
  • Establishment and implementation of aircraft search and rescue plans
  • Handling of matters related to the operation of the 119 Special Rescue Unit
  • Handling of matters unrelated to other teams under the 119 Special Rescue Unit
 
Special Rescue Team
1, 2, 3
  • Conducting of rescue and support activities in response to large-scale special disasters
  • Conducting of rescue and response operations for special accidents involving harmful chemicals, dangerous articles, terrorism, etc.
  • Development and distribution of rescue technology for responding to special accidents
  • Operation and maintenance of special rescue equipment
  • Education of rescue personnel in relation to special disaster response and state-of-the art equipment, etc.
  • Conducting of other rescue operations and education
 
Fire Aviation Corps
  • Establishment and operation of comprehensive measures for helicopter overhaul and operations
  • Helicopter expansion, operation, and maintenance
  • Establishment and operational measures for the supply of jet fuel and the management of oil tankers
  • Forest fire suppression and public relations to prevent forest fires
  • Lifesaving support measures for fires and the suppression of controlled fires
  • Direction and control of fire aviation and the transportation of fire service forces
  • Reconnaissance of disaster-stricken areas and the promotion of emergency rescue/medical service activities
  • Reconnaissance of greenbelts
  • Other matters related to fire aviation
 
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Fire Service Audit Office: Teams& Responsibilities

Fire Service Audit Office: Teams& Responsibilities
Team Main responsibilities Notes
Fire Service Audit Team
  • Conducting of comprehensive and partial (special) inspections
  • Making of requests for resolutions on the punishment of employees
  • Issuing of warnings, etc. to fire department employees
  • Investigation and handling of various special missions
  • Registration of possessions of employees
  • Handling of matters regarding restrictions on the employment of retirees
  • Handling of matters regarding military service reports of public officials
  • Handling of matters regarding reports on lectures given by fire department employees
  • Handling of matters regarding daily audits
  • Operation of municipal employee suggestion system regarding citizens' inconvenience
  • Receipt of results of inspections conducted by the Board of Audit and Inspection and joint governmental inspections and addressing of inspection results
  • Conducting of inspections and investigations commissioned by the National Fire Agency or Audit Office
  • Exploration of cases of exemplary performance by firefighters
  • Handling of matters regarding the operation of the public sector audit information system of the Board of Audit and Inspection
 
Legal Inspection Team
  • Handling of matters regarding special judicial police affairs
  • Investigation of illegal acts by firefighters and having such firefighters subject to prosecution
  • Handling of matters regarding law suits involving fire department employees
  • On-site response to illegal acts of violence against firefighters
  • Command of investigations conducted by special judicial police of fire stations
  • Operation of office for the investigation of suspects
  • Cooperation with special judicial police of Daegu Metropolitan City
  • Prevention of actions undertaken to block firefighting activities
  • Education of special judicial police
  • Provision of other legal consulting services
  • Establishment of public service discipline and preparation of inspection plan
  • Investigation and handling of illegal acts by fire department employees and related petitions
  • Handling of matters regarding appeals made by fire department employees
  • Operation of Cheongbaek-e system
  • Operation of service quality monitoring system
  • Assessment of and provision of education on employee integrity
  • Prevention of corruption and strengthening of code of conduct of employees
  • Handling of matters regarding reports of corruption and the protection of those who report such corruption
  • Handling of matters related to the Improper Solicitation and Graft Act
  • Handling of matters regarding fire inspection trends
 
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