If fire occurs in a tunnel

If you notice fire in a tunnel, please activate the alarm system or report by Emergency Phone and if possible start to extinguish the fire.

(1) Push-button alarm systems & Emergency Phones

Push-button alarms (every 50m) and Emergency Phones (every 200m) are located inside tunnels. Push-button alarms will automatically report when you push and the lamp comes on.

Flow after reporting

(2) Please fight the fire initially using a fire extinguisher.

Two fire extinguishers are located every 50m.
Fire extinguishers are most effective initially for fighting oil fires.

Fire Extinguisher Usage procedure

(1) Open the box and take fire extinguisher out.

(2) Unclip the hose of fire extinguisher.

(3) Pull out safety pin from the lever.

(4) Squeeze the lever. Dry powder extinguishing agents will spay for about 20 – 30 seconds.

(5) Hold the hose straight and direct the spray of powder to the source of the fire.

(3) In tunnels where fire hoses are installed please use the hoses to try and extinguish the fire.

(1) Pull the handle on the box to open the door towards you.

(2) Remove the fire hose nozzle from the holder and hold it in your hand.

(3) Pull the red lever on the right towards you and hold the nozzle firmly with both hands.

(4) Pull out the hose when water comes out.

(4) Please evacuate immediately if the fire spreads out of control.

Please act calmly and follow the instructions broadcast from speakers located in the tunnel or on the radio. Smoke descends when temperature fall. So that you will not be overcome please decide which emergency exit to use by observing how the smoke flows.

Left vehicles may need to be removed in order to allow emergency vehicles access.

If you are leaving your vehicle to evacuate due to a disaster, etc. please pull over on the left, apply parking brake, turn off engine, leave the key in and do not lock the doors.

The partial amendment of the Basic Act on Disaster Control Measures on November 21, 2014, allows road administrators to remove stalled or left vehicles that may obstruct emergency vehicles during large-scale disasters such as earthquakes hitting metropolitan areas or heavy snow.