Aug 11, 2014

18,407 hospitalized for heat-related problems in July

Ambulances transported 18,407 victims of heat-related illnesses to hospitals in July, up fourfold from 4,634 for the previous month, the Fire and Disaster Management Agency said Monday. Extremely hot days of 35 degrees or higher that continued in late July in many areas are ...

Aug 28, 2013

Fire agency looks to upgrade volunteer firefighter clothing, equipment

The central government will reportedly improve protective clothing and equipment provided to volunteer firefighters across the country after 254 such volunteers were killed in the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. The internal affairs ministry’s Fire and Disaster Management Agency has decided to review standards ...

Jul 28, 2013

Retirement jobs sought for firefighters

The Fire and Disaster Management Agency will conduct a survey to find appropriate jobs for retired firefighters so their knowledge and experience can be put to effective use, sources said. The survey will be conducted in August and September mainly at fire departments and ...