Community & Volunteers

Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP)


With effect from November 2016, SCDF’s signature five-modular Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP) has also been streamlined into a three-tier structured programme.


The content of the CEPP is also trimmed to focus on core lifesaving skills and essential emergency procedures with greater emphasis on practical hands-on engagements.


This will aid participants’ understanding, improve their memory retention and most importantly, allow them to practically apply what they have learnt to help others during emergencies.



Current CEPP

Upcoming revised CEPP-w.e.f Nov 2016

Module 1: First Aid
Module 2: One-Man CPR & AED
Module 3: Fire Safety & Casualty Evacuation
Module 4: Emergency Procedures
Module 5: Terrorism

'I AM SAFE' Programme (e-learning)
‘LIFESAVER’ Programme


Revised CEPP Syllabus

‘I AM SAFE’ Programme (approximately 15 minutes)

This e-learning programme focuses on two key topics:

  • What do you do when a fire breaks out?
  • Improvised First Aid Skills (IFAS)

Click here to access the programme and receive an e-certificate upon successful completion.

‘RESPONSE READY’ Programme (approximately 3 .5 hours)

Participants will learn basic Emergency Preparedness (EP) knowledge. The main focus of this programme will be on the practical hands-on training on three vital EP skills known as the 'Triangle of Life’ (first aid, CPR-AED and firefighting).

  • Overview of SGSecure
  • Essential EP knowledge
  • First Aid
    • Roles of a First Aider and Scene Safety
    • Contents of First Aid Kit
    • Burns, Wounds and Bleeding Management
    • Sprain Management
    • Choking
  • CPR – AED
    • Application of D.A.R.E concept
    • Save-A-Life initiative
  • Fire Fighting
    • Procedures of operating a fire extinguisher and a hose reel

'LIFESAVER' Programme (approximately  4 hours)

As a follow up to the ‘RESPONSE READY’ programme, participants will learn the following comprehensive lifesaving skills as well as advanced EP knowledge namely:

  • First Aid (enhanced)
    • ImmobilisIng fractures
    • Handling of fits
    • Recognising the signs and symptoms of stroke
    • 1-Man CPR-AED (including mouth-to-mouth resuscitation)
    • 2-Men CPR
    • Infant CPR
  • Fire Safety & Evacuation and Procedures
    • Triangle of Combustion
    • Classes of Fire
    • Refresher on Fire Extinguisher and Hose-reel operating procedures
    • Methods of casualty evacuation
    • Evacuation procedures in typical HDB residential estates & super high-rise residential buildings
  • Emergency Procedures
    • In Place Protection Procedures
    • Knowledge on Public Warning System (PWS) Sirens
    • Decontamination Procedures


Registration for ‘RESPONSE READY’/ ‘LIFESAVER’ programme.

To register for the programmes, you can contact one of the 4 CD Division HQs nearest to your office/home.


Feedback / Queries

For feedback or queries, please call 6848 1525 or email to [email protected]

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Last updated on 2nd Aug 2013