St. Louis firefighters play host to South Korean counterparts

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KPLR) - On Sunday morning the St. Louis city fire department became ambassadors to a group of firefighters from Daegu the third largest city in South Korea. The group is on a 6 day tour across the United States to learn how American fire crews battle fires, plan schedules, use equipment and conduct rescues. Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson and South Korean officials say it’s a good experience for both sides.

The St. Louis Fire Department has over 600 fire fighters compared to the 2,000 in Daegu and they also have 48 fire houses in Daegu to serve over 2 million people while St. Louis has 30. The next stop for the group is Indiana on Monday.