History

National Fire Agency

July 26, 2017
National Fire Agency Established

June 27, 2017
Amendment to the Government Organization Act (information on the foundation of the NFA added) passed

Body fire service headquarters in 18 cities and provinces Status

Status National : Central Fire Service ,
Local : city or provincial fire stations (210),
rescue squads (297), emergency medical squads (1,354),
Safety Centers (1,002), firefighting ship squads (8)

Ministry of Public Safety and Security

Since November 19, 2014 Central Fire Service under the Ministry of Public Safety and Security

November 7th, 2014 Revision of the National Government Organization Act passed

Body fire service headquarters in 18 cities or provinces

Status National : Central Fire Service
Local : cities or provinces

Prime Time

Since 2004National Emergency Management Agency

System National Emergency Management Agency

Body fire service headquarters in 18 cities or provinces Status

Status National : Central Fire Service
Local : cities or provinces

Developmental Phase

Since 1992Autonomous Firefighting System by City or Province (wide area)

System integrated at city or province level

Body provincial fire service headquarters established in April 1992

Status shifted to local (city or province) level (January 1995)

Growth Phase

1975 ~ 1992National + Local Firefighting System

System Autonomous in Seoul and Busan Cities

Body August 1975, Department of Firefighting established under the Ministry of Interior

Status March 1978, the Fire Officers Act enacted
※National Fire Service Academy opened in July 1978

Start Phase

After Government formation (1948 -1975)National Firefighting System

Status National : Firefighting Division at the Department of Public Order under the Ministry of Interior
Local: Firefighting Division at the Policy Department or fire stations

Body Fire Services Act enacted in March 1958

System Police Officials Act applied

US Military Government (1946 - 1948)Autonomous Firefighting System

National Firefighting Committee (National Fire Agency)

Local Provincial Firefighting Committee (Local Fire Agency)
City/eup/myeon: Fire Service Team

Joseon Dynasty to the End of Dynasty[Ministry of Interior/Ministry of Commerce]

1426 Geumhwadogam, Suseong Geumhwadogam

1481 Suseong Geumhwasa

1925 Gyeongseong Fire Station (Current: Jongno Fire Station)