“Of course, I just did what I had to do, and it was helpful to see and learn how to use a fire extinguisher through regular education.”
The bus driver who quickly extinguished the fire as soon as he saw the accident vehicle engulfed in flames received a plaque of appreciation from the fire department and expressed his feelings.
Gyeongbuk Gyeongju Fire Station delivered a plaque of appreciation today (18th) to Song Dae-woong (43), bus driver No. 350 belonging to the New Millennium Smile, a city bus company.
At about 4:15 pm on the 25th of last month, at the crossroad near Geoncheon IC in Geoncheon-eup, at about 4:15 pm, when Mr. Song witnessed that the car ahead collided with an SUV and engulfed in flames, without hesitation he stopped the bus he was driving and put the fire extinguisher inside and jumped into the fire scene.
When the fire could not be extinguished with one fire extinguisher, Song returned to the bus and tried to put out the fire with a spare fire extinguisher.
Song's courageous act continued until a fire engine arrived, while other drivers stopped the vehicle and helped Song stop the flames from spreading.
Afterwards, a fire engine arrived and completely extinguished the fire, and Song returned to the bus and resumed operation.
Song's calm and prompt fire suppression also revealed that a woman in her 20s who was in the car at the time was also not seriously injured.
Song, who received the plaque of appreciation, said, "I was just doing what I had to do, and it was helpful to see and learn how to use a fire extinguisher through regular education."
In response, Chief Han Chang-wan said, "Thank you for protecting citizens' safety with prompt action and showing extraordinary courage and spirit of sacrifice."
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