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UMC Fire Brigade

Semiconductor fabs often use a large variety of gases and chemicals while clean rooms tend to be large, enclosed spaces, leading to higher risk of fires. Fire prevention measures used in these facilities also differ from those traditionally employed. In April 1999, UMC established a high tech Fire Brigade under the Group Risk Management & Environmental, Safety and Health Division, making us the only electronics company with a dedicated fire brigade in Taiwan. The Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) Fire Brigade of UMC was officially founded in 2013, which is responsible for safeguarding and performing emergency rescues within the STSP plant sites. In 2017, we assisted our joint venture United Semi (Xiamen) to establish their fire brigade.


Fire fighters in the Brigade serve 2-year terms. 2018 was the 20th year for the UMC fire brigade. Personnel composition included 13 full-time fire fighters and 93 members delegated to specific tasks. Most fire fighters and members of the brigade hold Master's degrees and are skilled in semiconductor processes, making the UMC Fire Brigade the best educated firefighting team in Taiwan. We have trained hundreds of fire fighters who still work at UMC and still contribute their skills in emergency response.



Professional Skill Training

Professional firefighting training

Training themes focus on basic orientation training for new recruits which would then be followed by strategy and tactical training. Every new member must undergo professional disaster relief training and examination which would include professional disaster rescue for simulated fires and response skills to oxidation disasters. In order to improve and maintain firefighting skills and professional competencies of Brigade members, practical training and exercises were carried out regularly every month in order to improve disaster response abilities. During their term in the UMC Fire Brigade, members will participate in both organizational and external rescue missions.


Emergency response training for fellow employees

UMC also organizes emergency response training for the entire company to educate and improve employees’ knowledge of safety, protection, and emergency response skills. Practical exercises and examinations including various training courses, building safety evacuation drills, and unannounced day-time / night-time / theme-based fire drills were implemented to establish the concepts of fire prevention, fire safety, and disaster response within the minds of every employee , at the same time employees can gain valuable experience.


In 2018, foreign employees received firefighting training. Eleven training sessions were conducted, totaling 962 participations. Foreign employees are required to receive the same training and acquire basic contingency response ability.

In addition, the Company organizes an ERT Competition from time to time to enhance employee contingency response ability through positive exchanges and competitions.


Evaluation Drills


Equipment Handling Instruction


Notification Alarm Drills


Chemical Disaster Handling


Firefighting Demo


Descent Device Operation

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