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ENFORCEMENT DECREE OF THE FRAMEWORK ACT ON FIRE-FIGHTING SERVICES

Presidential Decree No. 18374, Apr. 24, 2004

Amended by Presidential Decree No. 18978, Jul. 27, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005

Presidential Decree No. 19586, jun. 30, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19806, Dec. 29, 2006

Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 19954, Mar. 23, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20506, Dec. 31, 2007

Presidential Decree No. 20558, Jan. 22, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21098, Oct. 29, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008

Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009

Presidential Decree No. 22003, Jan. 27, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010

Presidential Decree No. 22635, Jan. 24, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 22714, Mar. 22, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23027, Jul. 14, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23120, Sep. 6, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011

Presidential Decree No. 23571, Jan. 31, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012

Presidential Decree No. 24417, Mar. 23, 2013

Presidential Decree No. 25644, Sep. 30, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 25753, Nov. 19, 2014

Presidential Decree No. 27299, jun. 30, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27558, Oct. 25, 2016

Presidential Decree No. 27810, Jan. 26, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017

Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 28995, jun. 26, 2018

Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018

 Article 1 (Purpose)
The purpose of this Decree is to provide for the matters delegated by the Framework Act on Fire Services and the matters necessary for the enforcement thereof. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005>
 Article 1-2 (Establishment and Implementation of Comprehensive Plans and Detailed Plans for Fire Service Duties)
(1) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency shall establish a comprehensive plan for fire service duties under Article 6 (1) of the Framework Act on Fire-Fighting Services (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”) after consultation with relevant central administrative agencies by not later than October 31 of the year preceding the year when such plan is implemented. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) “Other matters prescribed by Presidential Decree” in Article 6 (2) 7 of the Act means the following:
1. Establishment of a system necessary to perform fire service duties in order to cope with disasters, calamities, or environmental changes;
2. Measures necessary to conduct fire-fighting activities for persons with limited mobility, such as persons with disabilities, pregnant women, infants, and children.
(3) The Special Metropolitan City Mayor, a Metropolitan City Mayor, a Special Self-Governing City Mayor, a Do Governor, or a Special Self-Governing Province Governor (hereinafter referred to as "Mayor/Do Governor") shall establish a detailed plan necessary to implement a comprehensive plan under Article 6 (4) of the Act and submit it to the Administrator of the National Fire Agency by not later than December 31 of the year preceding the year when such plan is implemented. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 27558, Oct. 25, 2016]
 Article 2 (Scope of Duties Eligible for National Subsidies and Standard Rate of Subsidization)
(1) The scope of duties eligible for national subsidies under Article 9 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 27558, Oct. 25, 2016>
1. Purchase and installation of the following fire services equipment and facilities:
(a) Fire engines;
(b) Fire helicopters and fire boats;
(c) Communications facilities and computer facilities exclusively for fire services use;
(d) Other fire equipment necessary for fire-fighting activities, such as fire uniforms;
2. Construction of fire station buildings (referring to construction under Article 2 (1) 8 of the Building Act).
(2) Types and sizes of the fire services equipment and facilities under paragraph (1) 1 shall be determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011; Presidential Decree No. 24417. Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The standard rate of subsidization applicable to duties eligible for national subsidies under paragraph (1) shall be as stipulated by the Enforcement Decree of the Subsidy Management Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011>
 Article 2-2 (Area where Emergency Fire-Fighting Devices May Be Installed)
"Areas prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 10 (2) of the Act means any of the following areas:
1. Fire precaution districts designated pursuant to Article 13 (1) of the Act;
2. Areas where a Mayor/Do Governor deems it necessary to install emergency fire-fighting devices pursuant to Article 10 (2) of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 2-3 (Mobilization of Fire-Fighting Force)
(1) Expenses incurred in the course of conducting fire-fighting activities by the fire-fighting force mobilized pursuant to Article 11-2 (3) and (4) of the Act shall be principally borne by the Special Metropolitan City, a Metropolitan City, a Do or a Special Self-Governing Province (hereinafter referred to as "City/Do") in which a fire, calamity, disaster or other situation requiring rescue and first-aid services has occurred and details thereof shall be determined by consultation among the relevant Cities/Dos.
(2) Where a civilian fire-fighter mobilized pursuant to Article 11-2 (3) and (4) of the Act dies or is injured while conducting fire-fighting activities, he/she shall be compensated by a City/Do in which a fire, calamity, disaster or other situation requiring rescue and first-aid services has occurred, as determined by ordinance of the City/Do.
(3) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (1) and (2), matters necessary for operating the fire-fighting force mobilized pursuant to Article 11-2 of the Act shall be determined by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011]
 Article 3 (Period for Keeping in Custody Hazardous Goods or Objects and Disposal, etc. after Elapse of Such Period)
(1) The period for keeping in custody hazardous goods or objects under Article 12 (5) of the Act shall be seven days from the day following the expiration of a period for public announcement on the bulletin boards of the relevant fire-fighting headquarters or fire station pursuant to Article 12 (4) of the Act.
(2) The director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station shall sell the hazardous goods or objects under his/her custody when the period for keeping in custody referred to paragraph (1) has elapsed: Provided, That he/she may discard such hazardous goods or objects under his/her custody if they are continually unusable for the intended use due to decomposition, damage or causes similar thereto.
(3) Where the director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station has sold the hazardous goods or objects under his/her custody pursuant to paragraph (2), he/she shall promptly take a revenue step as referred to in the State Finance Act. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 19806, Dec. 29, 2006>
(4) Where the owners of hazardous goods or objects that have been sold or discarded pursuant to paragraph (2) request any compensation therefor, the director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station shall make compensation after consulting with such owners on the amount of compensation.
 Article 4 (Management of Fire Alert Districts)
(1) Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018>
(2) The director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station shall conduct a fire-fighting system special inspection at least once a year pursuant to Article 13 (3) of the Act on the locations, structures facilities, etc. of the objects of fire services within the fire alert districts. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23571, Jan. 31, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018>
(3) The director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station may conduct training and education necessary for fire-fighting at least once a year pursuant to Article 13 (5) of the Act for the interested parties within the fire alert districts. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018>
(4) When the director general of a fire-fighting headquarters or the head of a fire station intends to conduct training and education necessary for fire-fighting as referred to in paragraph (3), he/she shall notify the interested parties within the fire alert districts of such fact by no later than ten days before such training and education.
(5) A Mayor/Do Governor shall, pursuant to Article 13 (6) of the Act, draw up the following matters in a management ledger of the fire alert districts determined prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety and manage such matters: <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018>
1. Status of the designation of the fire alert districts;
2. Result of special inspections on fire-fighting systems;
3. Status of orders for installing fire-fighting equipment;
4. Status of conducted fire-fighting education;
5. Status of conducted fire-fighting training;
6. Other matters necessary for fire prevention and alert.
 Article 5 (Management Standards, etc. for Facilities Using Fire)
(1) Rules to follow when using fire in relation to the locations, structures and management of boilers, stoves, drier installations, and gas or electric installations and other facilities, instruments, etc. likely to cause fire, and for fire prevention as referred to in Article 15 (1) of the Act, shall be as set forth in attached Table 1.
(2) Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (1), detailed management standards for facilities using fire shall be provided by ordinance of the competent City/Do. <Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011>
 Article 6 (Special Combustible Materials Tending to Fast Spread Fire)
"Special combustible materials prescribed by Presidential Decree" referred to in Article 15 (2) of the Act means the combustible materials in excess of the quantity by item under attached Table 2. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012>
 Article 7 (Criteria for Storage and Handling of Special Combustible Materials)
Criteria for the storage and handling of the special combustible materials under Article 15 (2) of the Act shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 20558, Jan. 22, 2008>
1. To install signs of the names of goods, maximum quantity and prohibition of handling fire at the places where special combustible materials are stored or handled;
2. To store goods by stacking them pursuant to the following criteria: Provided, That this shall not apply where the coal and charcoal are stored for power generation:
(a) To stack them by classifying by product name;
(b) Height of stacking shall be 10 meters or lower, and the floor space of stacking portions shall be 50 square meters or less (200 square meters in the case of the kinds of coal or charcoal): Provided, That if sprinkler equipment is installed, or a large, manually operated fire extinguisher is installed to include the relevant special combustible materials within its discharge range, the stacking height may be 15 meters or lower, and the floor space of stacking portions may be 200 square meters or less (300 square meters in the case of the kinds of coal or charcoal);
(c) Distance between the floor spaces of stacking portions shall be at least one meter.
 Article 7-2 (Qualifications for Applying for Examination of Certified Fire-Fighting and Safety Educators)
Eligibility to take an examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators under Article 17-2 (3) of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 2-2.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016]
 Article 7-3 (Methods of Examination)
(1) The examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall be conduced with the distinction of the first and second examinations.
(2) In principle, the first examination shall consist of multiple-choice questions; the second examination, of essay-type questions: Provided, That the second examination may include short-answer questions or fill-in-the-blank questions.
(3) Those who pass the first examination shall be exempted from only the next first examination.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016]
 Article 7-4 (Examination Subjects)
(1) The subjects of the first examination and second examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall be as follows:
1. The first examination: Three subjects chosen by an applicant from among introduction to fire-fighting, rescue and emergency care, fundamentals for disaster management, and introduction to education;
2. The second examination: Practice of national safety education.
(2) The scope of preparing examination papers by each subject referred to in paragraph (1) shall be prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016]
 Article 7-5 (Examination Members, etc.)
(1) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency shall appoint or commission the persons falling under any of the following subparagraphs as the examiners of the qualifications for applying for the examination and the examination members to examine application qualifications, and prepare and grade examination papers with respect to the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
1. Persons who have obtained doctorates in fire-fighting-related fields, education, or emergency medical services;
2. Persons who have served as assistant professors or higher for at least two years in fire-fighting-related departments or the department of education or emergency medical services at a school prescribed in subparagraphs 1 through 6 of Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
3. The fire-fighting officers whose ranks are higher than those of fire lieutenants and local fire lieutenants; and
4. Persons who have obtained the qualifications for certified fire-fighting and safety educators.
(2) The number of the examiners of the qualifications for applying for the examination and the examination members referred to in paragraph (1) shall be as follows: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
1. The examiners of the qualifications for applying for the examination: Three persons;
2. The members in charge of preparing examination papers from among the examination members: Three persons by examination subject;
3. The members in charge of grading examination papers from among the examination members: Five persons;
4. Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
(3) Persons appointed or commissioned as the examiners of the qualifications for applying for the examination and the examination members pursuant to paragraph (1) shall faithfully observe cautions when preparing examination papers and implement observance matters, etc. that are entered in their written oaths, which are all determined by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Examiners of the qualifications for applying for the examination and the examination members appointed or commissioned pursuant to paragraph (1) as well as persons assigned to supervise examinations may be paid allowances and travel expenses within budgetary limits.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007]
 Article 7-6 (Implementation and Public Announcement of Examinations)
(1) The examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall be held in principle once every two years and the frequency thereof may be increased or decreased where the Administrator of the National Fire Agency deems it necessary. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) When the Administrator of the National Fire Agency intends to conduct the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators, he/she shall publicly announce necessary matters concerning the qualifications for applying for the examination, examination subjects, the date and time, and procedures for applying the examination in at least one daily (referring to a daily registered as the daily with a nationwide circulation pursuant to Article 9 (1) 9 of the Act on the Promotion of Newspapers, Etc. and that falls under subparagraph 1 (a) or (b) of Article 2 of the same Act; hereinafter the same shall apply) and on the bulletin boards or the websites of fire-fighting agencies and by other effective means by no later than 90 days prior to the date on which the examination is conducted in order for prospective applicants for the examination to learn of the fact. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 22003, Jan. 27, 2010; Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007]
 Article 7-7 (Submissions, etc. of Written Applications for Examination)
(1) Anyone who intends to apply for the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall file a written application for the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators, which is prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, with the Administrator of the National Fire Agency (including submission through information and communications networks). <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24417. Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(2) Anyone who intends to apply for the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall submit documents demonstrating his/her qualifications for applying for the examination provided for in Article 7-2, which are prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, within the period prescribed by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24417. Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) Anyone who intends to apply for the examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators shall pay examination fees determined by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 24417. Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) Examination fees paid under paragraph (3) shall be refunded in any of the following cases: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012>
1. Where examination fees are erroneously paid or overpaid: the total amount of the examination fees erroneously paid or overpaid;
2. Where an examinee fails to take an examination due to reasons attributable to an examinations administering institution: the total amount of the examination fees paid;
3. Where an examinee withdraws his/her application for examination by no later than 20 days from the date of examination: the total amount of the examination fees paid;
4. Where an examinee withdraws his/her application for examination by no later than 10 days from the date of examination: 50/100 of the examination fees paid.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007]
 Article 7-8 (Decision on Successful Examinees, etc.)
(1) In the first examination, anyone who scores not less than 40 out of a perfect score of 100 in every subject and scores an average of not less than 60 in all subjects shall be deemed a successful examinee.
(2) In the second examination, with a perfect score of 100, anyone who scores an average of at least 60 after excluding the highest score and the lowest score from the scores given by examiners shall be deemed a successful examinee. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
(3) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency shall, when he/she determines successful examinees for an examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators pursuant to paragraphs (1) and (2), publicly announce the list of successful examinees in daily newspapers, on the bulletin boards or the websites of fire-fighting agencies, or by other effective means. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(4) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency shall issue the certificates of certified fire-fighting and safety educators, which are prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety, to those who pass the examination within one month from the date on which the list of successful examinees is publicly announced pursuant to paragraph (3) and record such fact in the register of the delivered certificates of the certified fire-fighting and safety educators and manage such register. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009; Presidential Decree No. 24417. Mar. 23, 2013; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 7-9 Deleted. <by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
 Article 7-10 (Institutions Subject to Posting of Certified Fire-Fighting and Safety Educators)
"Other institutions prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 17-5 (1) of the Act means any of the following institutions or organizations: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012; Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016; Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018>
1. The Korea Fire Safety Institute incorporated pursuant Article 40 of the Act (hereinafter referred to as the "Safety Institute");
2. The Korea Fire Institute of Industry and Technology established pursuant to Article 14 of the Fire-Fighting Industry Promotion Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007]
 Article 7-11 (Standards for Posting of Certified Fire-Fighting and Safety Educators by Institution Subject to Posting)
The standards for posting of certified fire-fighting and safety educators by institution subject to posting pursuant to Article 17-5 (2) of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 2-3. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007]
 Article 7-12 (Housing Subject to Establishment of Exclusive Use Areas of Fire Engines)
"Multi-family housing prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 21-2 (1) of the Act means the following housing:
1. Apartment complexes with not less than 100 household units among apartment complexes specified in subparagraph 2 (a) of attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Building Act;
2. Dormitories with not less than three floors among dormitories specified in subparagraph 2 (d) of attached Table 1 of the Enforcement Decree of the Building Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018]
 Article 7-13 (Standards and Methods for Establishment of Exclusive Use Areas for Fire Engines)
(1) The owner of the multi-family housing referred to in Article 7-2 shall establish at least one exclusive use area for fire engines (hereinafter referred to as "exclusive use area") on the front or rear of each building so that fire engines can get easy access thereto and the fire-fighting activities can be performed without impediment: Provided, That he/she need not establish an exclusive use area for every building if it is possible to perform fire-fighting activities by accessing a number of buildings from one exclusive use area, as determined by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency.
(2) Methods of establishing exclusive use areas shall be as set forth in attached Table 2-5.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018]
 Article 7-14 (Standards for Acts of Interference in Exclusive Use Areas)
The standard for acts of interference under Article 21-2 (2) of the Act shall be as follows:
1. Piling up articles, etc. or parking a motor vehicle in an exclusive use area;
2. Piling up articles, etc. or parking motor vehicles on the front, back, or both sides of an exclusive use area: Provided, That parking a motor vehicle in a parking area of an annexed parking lot established under Article 19 of the Parking Lot Act shall be an exception;
3. Blocking the entry into an exclusive use area by piling up articles, etc. or parking a motor vehicle on the access road to the exclusive use area;
4. Erasing or damaging road markings in an exclusive use area;
5. Interfering with parking of fire engines in an exclusive use area or their entry thereto by any other means.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018]
 Article 8 (Persons Gaining Access to Fire Service Activity Districts)
"Persons prescribed by Presidential Decree" in Article 23 (1) of the Act means any of the following persons: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012>
1. Owners, managers or occupants of the objects of fire services located within a fire service activity district;
2. Persons engaged in the affairs of electricity, gas, waterworks, communications, and traffic, who are required for smooth fire service activities;
3. Physicians, nurses and other persons engaged in the rescue and first-aid services;
4. Persons engaged in the news business, such as reporters;
5. Persons engaged in the criminal investigation duties;
6. Other persons whose access to fire service activities has been permitted by the fire brigade commander.
 Article 9 (Composition and Operation of Educational Evaluation Deliberative Committee)
(1) The president of the Safety Institute shall establish an educational evaluation deliberative committee (hereinafter referred to as the "evaluation committee") to deliberate on the following matters pursuant to Article 40-2 (3) of the Act:
1. Matters concerning the evaluation and operation of education;
2. Matters concerning the analysis of the result of education and the improvement thereof;
3. Matters concerning an education plan for the following year.
(2) The evaluation committee shall be comprised of not more than nine members, including the chairperson, having due regard to gender.
(3) The chairperson of the evaluation committee shall be elected by and from among its members.
(4) Members of the evaluation committee shall be appointed or commissioned by the president of the Safety Institute from among any of the following persons:
1. Persons recommended by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency from among fire officers in charge of education on fire-fighting and safety;
2. Experts in education on fire-fighting and safety;
3. Persons who have completed education on fire-fighting and safety;
4. Persons with extensive knowledge and experience in education on fire-fighting and safety.
(5) Members who have attended meetings of the evaluation committee may be paid allowances within budgetary limits: Provided, That this shall not apply where a member who is a public official attends the meetings in direct connection with his/her competent duties.
(6) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (1) through (5), matters necessary for the operation, etc. of the evaluation committee shall be determined by the president of the Safety Institute.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 10 (Supervision)
(1) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency shall supervise the following business of the Safety Institute pursuant to Article 48 (1) of the Act: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018>
1. Matters concerning important resolutions of the board of directors;
2. Matters concerning the joining and secession of the members and the membership fees;
3. Matters concerning the project plans and budgets;
4. Matters concerning the structure and organization;
5. Matters concerning the implementation of other business entrusted by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency or of the business under the articles of association.
(2) The project plans and budgets of the Association shall require approval from the Administrator of the National Fire Agency. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
(3) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency may order a submission of the data necessary to supervise business of the Association, or order to improve the regulations related to the business entrusted under the provisions of Article 45 of the Act on Fire Prevention and Installation, Maintenance, and Safety Control of Fire-Fighting Systems, of Article 33 of the Fire-Fighting System Installation Business Act, and of Article 30 of the Act on the Safety Control of Hazardous Substances. In this case, the Association shall comply therewith unless there is a compelling reason not to do so. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005; Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008; Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 27810, Jan. 26, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
 Article 11 (Standards for Indemnification for Loss and Amount of Indemnification)
(1) When indemnification for loss is to be provided to any person falling under the subparagraphs (excluding subparagraph 2) of Article 49-2 (1) of the Act for any destruction or damage of goods pursuant to the same paragraph, the amount of such indemnification shall be based on the following standards. In such cases, if the relevant business operator is unable to continue his/her business due to the repair or exchange of damaged goods, the indemnification shall be paid by adding the amount equivalent to the operating profit that could have been earned during the period business could not be continued:
1. When damaged goods can be repaired: The amount equivalent to repair cost;
2. When damaged goods cannot be repaired: The amount equivalent to the exchange value of the relevant goods as at the time they were damaged.
(2) In cases of property loss other than loss from the destruction or damage of goods, the indemnification shall be provided to the extent that there is a considerable causal relationship with the performance of duties.
(3) The standards for the amount of indemnification to be paid pursuant to Article 49-2 (1) 2 of the Act to the persons who died or suffered injury shall be as set forth in attached Table 2-4.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 12 (Procedures and Methods for Payment of Indemnification for Loss)
(1) A person who intends to be indemnified for loss caused by the legitimate fire service duties or fire-fighting activities of a fire agency or fire brigade pursuant to Article 49-2 (1) of the Act, shall submit a claim for the payment of indemnification in the form prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety to the Administrator of the National Fire Agency or the competent Mayor/Do Governor (hereinafter referred to as the "Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc.") along with documents substantiating the details and amount of loss. In such cases, the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. may require the person who has submitted a claim for the payment of indemnification to submit evidential and supplementary materials, if necessary for calculating the amount of indemnification for loss.
(2) Except in extenuating circumstances, the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. shall determine, through the examination and decision of the deliberative committee on indemnification for loss referred to in Article 13, whether to pay the indemnification and the amount of indemnification within 60 days from the date the claim for the payment of indemnification is received.
(3) In any of the following cases, the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. shall decide to reject the relevant claim:
1. Where a claimant has received a decision on the payment of indemnification by submitting a claim for indemnification based on the same cause of the claim: Provided, That cases where a claimant who has received a decision of rejection gives prima facie evidence of finding a new evidence that substantiates his/her loss shall be an exception;
2. Where a claim for indemnification for loss fails to satisfy the prerequisites and procedures: Provided, That cases where it is possible to correct the mistakes shall be an exception.
(4) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. shall notify the claimant of the details of decision within ten days from the date on which such decision is made pursuant to paragraph (2) or (3), as prescribed by Ordinance of the Ministry of the Interior and Safety; and if a decision on the payment of indemnification is made, he/she shall pay it within 30 days from the date of such notification, except in extenuating circumstances.
(5) The Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. shall pay indemnification by remitting it to the deposit account (referring to an account opened at a postal service agency under the Postal Savings and Insurance Act or at a bank under the Banking Act) designated by the recipient of the indemnification: Provided, That in extenuating circumstances, such as cases where a person entitled to receive the indemnification resides in an area where there is no postal service agency or bank, it may be paid in cash at the request of such person.
(6) Indemnification shall be paid in a lump sum, but if there is any special circumstances which prevents lump sum payment for such reasons as lack of budget, it may be paid in installments with the consent of the claimant.
(7) Except as otherwise provided for in paragraphs (1) through (6), matters necessary for claiming and paying indemnification shall be determined by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 13 (Establishment and Composition of Deliberative Committee on Indemnification for Loss)
(1) Each of the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. shall respectively establish a deliberative committee on indemnification for loss (hereinafter referred to as "indemnification committee") to examine and decide on cases concerning claims for indemnification for loss.
(2) An indemnification committee shall be comprised of from between five and seven members, including one chairperson.
(3) Members of an indemnification committee shall be commissioned or appointed by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. from among any of the following persons. In such cases, a majority of the members shall be persons other than fire officers, having due regard to gender:
1. Subordinate fire officers;
2. Persons who have careers as judges, prosecutors or attorneys-at-law for at least five years;
3. Persons who have served as associate or higher professors teaching jurisprudence or science of public administration for at least five years in schools defined in Article 2 of the Higher Education Act;
4. Certified damage adjusters under Article 186 of the Insurance Business Act;
5. Persons withe extensive knowledge and experience in fire-fighting and safety or medical field.
(4) The term of office of the members commissioned pursuant to paragraph (3) shall be three years and may be consecutively renewed only once.
(5) Each indemnification committee shall have one executive secretary to handle its administrative affairs, and he/she shall be nominated by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. from among subordinate fire officers.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 14 (Chairperson of Indemnification Committee)
(1) The chairperson of an indemnification committee shall be elected by and from among its members.
(2) The chairperson of an indemnification committee shall represent the indemnification committee and exercise overall control of its affairs.
(3) When the chairperson of an indemnification committee is unable to perform his/her duties in extenuating circumstances, a member pre-designated by the chairperson shall act on his/her behalf.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 15 (Operation of Indemnification Committee)
(1) The chairperson of an indemnification committee shall convene and preside over meetings of the indemnification committee.
(2) A majority of the members an indemnification committee shall constitute a quorum and any decision thereof shall require the concurring vote of a majority of those present.
(3) Where necessary for deliberation, an indemnification committee may request relevant public officials or institutions to conduct fact finding, to submit data, etc. and may require relevant experts to provide necessary information or to state their opinions.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26,
 Article 16 (Exclusion of, Challenge to, or Refrainment by, Member of Indemnification Committee)
(1) Any of the following members of an indemnification committee shall be excluded from the deliberation and resolution of the indemnification committee:
1. Where a member or a person who is or was the spouse of a member becomes the applicant for the agenda brought for deliberation;
2. Where a member is or was in relationship by blood with the applicant for the agenda brought for deliberation;
3. Where a member has given testimony, statement, or advices, performed services, or conducted appraisal in relation to the agenda brought for deliberation;
4. Where a member or a corporation (including any corporation of certified judicial scrivener and joint office authorized as notary public) to which a member belongs is or was a proxy of the applicant for the agenda brought for deliberation.
5. Where a member is an executive officer of the corporation being the applicant for the agenda brought for deliberation.
(2) If any ground exists for which it would be difficult to expect the impartial deliberation and resolution of any member, the applicant may file an application with the indemnification committee to challenge the member, and the indemnification committee shall make a decision on such request by resolution. In such cases, the member subjected to such request for challenge shall not participate in the relevant resolution.
(3) Where a member falls under any cause for exclusion provided for in the subparagraphs of paragraph (1), he/she shall personally refrain from deliberation and resolution on the relevant agenda.
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 17 (Dismissal or Removal of Member of Indemnification Committee)
Where any member of an indemnification committee falls under any of the following cases, the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc. may dismiss or remove the relevant member from his/her office:
1. Where he/she is incapable of performing his/her duties due to mental or physical disability;
2. Where he/she is deemed unsuitable as a member due to neglect of duties, injury to dignity, or any other reason;
3. Where he/she fails to refrain himself/herself despite that he/she falls under a case prescribed in any subparagraph of Article 16 (1);
4. Where he/she divulges confidential information learned while performing his/her duties, in violation of Article 17-2.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 17-2 (Prohibition of Divulging Confidential Information of Indemnification Committee)
Persons attending meetings of an indemnification committee shall not divulge any confidential information learned while performing their duties.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 18 (Matters Necessary for Operation of Indemnification Committee)
Except as otherwise provided for in Articles 13 through 17 and 17-2, matters necessary for the operation, etc. of an indemnification committee shall be determined by the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018]
 Article 18-2 (Management of Personally Identifiable Information)
The Administrator of the National Fire Agency (when the relevant authority is entrusted or commissioned, including a person who was entrusted or commissioned) and a Mayor/Do Governor may manage data containing resident registration numbers or alien registration numbers pursuant to subparagraph 1 or 4 of Article 19 of the Enforcement Decree of the Personal Information Protection Act, if it is inevitable for conducting following affairs: <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 25753. Nov. 19, 2014; Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017; Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018>
1. Duties regarding operation and management of an examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators under Article 17-2 of the Act;
2. Duties regarding confirmation of grounds for disqualification of certified fire-fighting and safety educators under Article 17-3 of the Act;
3. Duties regarding indemnification for loss under Article 49-2 of the Act.
[This Article Newly Inserted by Presidential Decree No. 25644. Sep. 30, 2014]
 Article 19 (Standards for Imposition of Administrative Fines)
The standards for imposition of administrative fines under Article 56 (1) and (2) of the Act shall be as set forth in attached Table 3. <Amended by Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018>
[This Article Wholly Amended by Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009]
ADDENDA
(1) (Enforcement Date) This Decree shall enter into force on May 30, 2004.
(2) (Abrogation of Other Statutes) The Enforcement Decree of the Fire Services Act shall be abrogated.
(3) (Relationship with Other Statutes) Where the previous Enforcement Decree of the Fire Services Act and its provisions are quoted in other statutes at the time of enforcement of this Decree, if any corresponding provisions exist in this Decree, this Decree or the corresponding provisions in this Decree shall be deemed to have been quoted in lieu of the previous provisions.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 18978, Jul. 27, 2005>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 28, 2005.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19090, Oct. 20, 2005>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That the amended provisions of Article 5 (2) shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19586, Jun. 30, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19806, Dec. 29, 2006>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2007.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 19859, Feb. 1, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 19954, Mar. 23, 2007>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 25, 2007.
Articles 2 through 6 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20506, Dec. 31, 2007>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 20558, Jan. 22, 2008>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21098, Oct. 29, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 4 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21146, Dec. 3, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on December 6, 2008
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 21214, Dec. 31, 2008>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 21496, May 21, 2009>
This Decree shall enter into force on January 1, 2011: Provided, That the amended provisions of Articles 4 (3) and 19 and attached Table 3 shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22003, Jan. 27, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on February 1, 2010.
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22075, Mar. 15, 2010>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on March 19, 2010. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22635, Jan. 24, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 24, 2011.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 22714, Mar. 22, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Transitional Measures)
(1) Notwithstanding the amended provisions of attached Table 3, standards for imposing administrative fines against the violations committed before this Decree enters into force shall be determined by the previous provisions.
(2) In applying, pursuant to amended provisions of attached Table 3, standards for imposing administrative fines based on the frequency of violations to the offenses under subparagraph 2 (b) (i), 2 (d) and (e) of the said attached Table 3, the first violation committed after this Decree enters into force shall be deemed the first violation.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23027, Jul. 14, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force three months after the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23120, Sep. 6, 2011>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on September 9, 2011.
Article 2 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23326, Nov. 30, 2011>
This Decree shall enter into force on December 1, 2011.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23571, Jan. 31, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on February 5, 2012.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 23759, May 1, 2012>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Article 2 (Applicability to Public Announcement of Examinations)
Portions amending the deadline for public announcement of examinations under this Decree shall apply from the test to be conducted on or after January 1, 2013.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 23941, Jul. 10, 2012>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 24417, Mar. 23, 2013>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 25644, Sep. 30, 2014>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 25753, Nov. 19, 2014>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That, among the Presidential Decrees which are amended according to Article 7 of Addenda, each amended part of the Presidential Decree, which is promulgated before this Decree enters into force but of which the enforcement date has not come, shall enter into force on the date of the promulgation of the relevant Presidential Decree.
Articles 2 through 7 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27299, Jun. 30, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on July 1, 2016. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
Article 4 (Applicability to Amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on Fire-Fighting Services)
The amended provisions of Articles 7-2 through 7-11 of the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on Fire-Fighting Services and those of attached Tables 2-2 and 2-3 shall apply beginning with the first examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators, which is publicly announced after January 28, 2017.
Articles 5 through 12 Omitted.
Article 13 (Transitional Measures concerning Amendments to the Enforcement Decree of the Framework Act on Fire-Fighting Services)
Where a person is exempt from the next first or second examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators under the previous provisions of Article 7-3 (3) as at the time this Decree enters into force, such person shall be exempt from the first examination for certified fire-fighting and safety educators, which is first administered after this Decree enters into force.
Articles 14 and 15 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27558, Oct. 25, 2016>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
Article 2 (Special Cases concerning Deadline for Establishing and Submitting Detailed Plans)
Notwithstanding the amended provisions of Article 1-2 (3), the deadline for establishing and submitting a detailed plan of 2017 shall be on January 31, 2017.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 27810, Jan. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on January 28, 2017. (Proviso Omitted.)
Articles 2 through 5 Omitted.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28216, Jul. 26, 2017>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation: Provided, That among the Presidential Decrees amended under Article 3 of the Addenda, amendments to a Presidential Decree, which was promulgated before this Decree enters into force but the date on which it enters into force has yet to arrive, shall enter into force on the enforcement date of the relevant Presidential Decree.
Articles 2 and 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 28706, Mar. 20, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on the date of its promulgation.
ADDENDA <Presidential Decree No. 28995, Jun. 26, 2018>
Article 1 (Enforcement Date)
This Decree shall enter into force on June 27, 2018.
Article 2 (Applicability to Indemnification for Loss)
The amended provisions of Articles 11 through 17, 17-2, 18, and 18-2 shall begin to apply from the first case of filing a claim for indemnification for loss with the Administrator of the National Fire Agency, etc.
Article 3 Omitted.
ADDENDUM <Presidential Decree No. 29082, Aug. 7, 2018>
This Decree shall enter into force on August 10, 2018.