Where We Are -2018 Korean EMT/Paramedic Survey in 119Fire Department-
HYEONG WAN YUN1, Yun-Taek Park2, Joo-Ho Park3, Sung-Hoon Hwang4, Seung-Tae Han5, Jae-Min Lee6
1Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Vision College of Jeonju, Republic of Korea
2-, Su-Won Fire Station Fire Station, Republic of Korea
3-, Gyeongbuk Fire Service Academy, Republic of Korea
4-, Gyeonggi-do Fire Service Academy, Republic of Korea
5Department of Emergency Medical Service, Howon University, Republic of Korea
6Department of Emergency Medical Technology, Gwangju Health University, Republic of Korea
The study is the first attempt to pinpoint the status of emergency services at the scene of the accident. The first and second class emergency responders working for 119 Fire Department in Korea were investigated. It investigated excessive work, adverse working conditions, satisfaction, personal characteristics, and development directions of 119 rescue workers, and sought to draw up and organize problems of emergency responders to use them as a reference point to present directions for the first responders and directions for mid- to long-term development.
The questionnaire was for all 119 rescue workers, including 17 cities and provinces and the National Emergency Management Agency, fire school and fire department in Korea. The survey was conducted by e-mail from 1st March to 31st March 2018. Questionnaires include indicators of service type and intensity, indicators of work hours, treatment and welfare, indicators of interest/attitude/objectives, research and education, indicators of work awareness, and indicators of the future of emergency investigation.
Based on the National Emergency Management Agency, Korea has a fire situation center, central 119 emergency situation management center, and consists of central 119 rescue headquarters and central fire prevention school. Each city consists of 18 fire headquarters, 119 general situation rooms, 17 aviation rescue and relief schools and eight local fire prevention schools. There are a total of 215 fire stations, consisting of 234 119 rescue teams, 66 119 aid workers, 13,84 ambulances and 1,027 119 safety centers.
119 rescue workers(119 Ambulance) are total 7,623(4,034/3,589) out of 9,772.
The results of the 2018 MASTER will shed light on the social role of ambulances in Korea's fast-growing 119EMS and are expected to be a useful reference for improving the quality of education, research and practice.
Key Words : Korea 119EMS, Out-of-hospital, Paramedic, EMT