Analysis of traffic accidents involving 119 emergency

119 구급대 구급차 교통사고 현황 분석

  • Lee, Jeong-Ho (Yongin Fire Station, Gyeonggi-do) ;
  • Shin, Dong-Min (Department of Paramedic Science, Korea National University of Transportation)
  • 이정호 (경기도 용인소방서) ;
  • 신동민 (한국교통대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2018.03.12
  • Accepted : 2018.04.15
  • Published : 2018.04.30


Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate both the occurrence status of emergency vehicles traffic accidents and contents of the experiences of emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in fire station. Methods: A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 451 EMTs in fire stations in 6 cities provinces from February 9, 2017 to February 27, 2017. Results: Of 451 EMTs, 207 (45.9%) had traffic accidents experience. Regarding environment-related features, results indicated hour (12~18 hours), place (national highway), traffic flow (smooth), weather (clear), season (winter), and day (Friday). Regarding correlation analysis of differences in the number of ambulance traffic accidents pursuant to general features of accident-experienced drivers as a human factor, there were no significant differences in recruitment, driving careers of regular cars, driving careers of fire engines, and class but there were significant differences in fire-fighting careers. Accident experience in the group with careers over 6 years and less than 10 years higher than in the other groups. Conclusion: Efforts to expand fire engine driving education programs for the prevention of traffic accidents involving 119 emergency vehicles are required.


Traffic accident;Environmental factors;Human factor


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