Park Hae Jin Wins Award For His Volunteer Work As An Honorary Firefighter
Park Hae Jin has received an award of service for his volunteer work as an honorary fire marshal.
On May 27, the actor attended the “KBS 119 Awards” at the KBS TV Exhibition Hall in Yeouido, Seoul. In order to respect social distancing guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, there were a number of safety precautions put in place. Only a small number of guests were invited, in addition to the firefighters’ band, and no audience members were present. Face masks were mandatory for all those in attendance.
First launched in 1995, the “KBS 119 Awards” honors the efforts of rescue and emergency services workers as well as civilians and organizations who are committed to protecting the lives and properties of citizens.
Park Hae Jin was honored for his active promotion of public safety awareness in his position as an honorary fire marshal. The actor was made an honorary fire marshal in December 2019, following his appointment as an honorary firefighter the year before. He has been a steadfast supporter of firefighters since 2016, participating in various activities to further awareness for their cause. Park Hae Jin first became interested in the cause through a fan, whose father is a firefighter.
The fire department stated, “Park Hae Jin is receiving the service award for his special contributions. After being made an honorary firefighter in 2018, he has participated in campaigns to raise awareness for fire safety and to bring attention to the service of firefighters as civil servants.”
Park Hae Jin said, “I would like to return this honor to those who dedicate their lives to protecting the lives of citizens. As part of my volunteer work, I learned that there are more people who need help than I’d realized. It’s only a small part of the effort, but I will continue to do the best I can.”
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Note: This article has been edited to correct an error.