On Feb. 13, a Fire Fighting Safety Education lecture about fire prevention and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was given by Dongdaemun Fire Station. The purpose of this lecture was for the Student Council to guide students in orientation for new freshman students. According to the Dongdaemun Fire Station, this education is for people to handle emergency situations.
The lecture consisted of two parts. In the first lecture, firefighter Park Jae-hyun from Dongdaemun Fire Station, explained how to manage things when a fire breaks out in a building. Park also mentioned students should be fully aware of how to use fire extinguishers. When fires break out, people become flustered, and they cannot pull out safety pins from fire extinguishers. Park emphasized that safety pins should be pulled out before spraying the fire extinguisher.
In the second lecture, Park dealt with CPR. CPR is an emergency procedure to send oxygen to the brain when there is a heart stoppage (Cardiac Arrest). Park said that the life rate of patients who suffered cardiac arrests in advanced countries like America or European countries is relatively lower than Korea. That is because those countries are teaching CPR. Park said that Korea also should educate people in order to increase life rates of people who suddenly collapsed from cardiac arrest.
Cho Jung-hoon (Dept. of Geoinformatics, ’15), who took part in this education, said that he felt responsible for guiding freshman students by learning this lecture in advance. Choi Malgeunbyul (Dept. of Architecture, ’16) also said that she could focus on the lecture well due to firefighter Park’s experience based story.