With the festive season approaching, SCDF would like to remind the public to exercise greater caution to minimise fire hazards and prevent outbreaks of fire. Some useful fire safety tips are listed below.
As the number of patrons and customers are usually higher during the festive season, we would also like to remind owners and management of public buildings and places of recreation/entertainment including hotels and shopping centres to ensure compliance to all fire safety requirements. Escape passageways should be free of obstruction and fire exit doors should be kept accessible for use during emergencies. Overcrowding in building premises especially public entertainment outlets such as discotheques and pubs, should be avoided as it would impede the safe evacuation of people from the premises in the event of fire.
SCDF will be stepping up inspections and conducting an enforcement blitz at commercial buildings to check on fire safety violations. SCDF takes a serious view against offenders flouting fire safety requirements. Under the Fire Safety Act, violators may be fined up to $10,000 or be sentenced to a jail term not exceeding 6 months, or both. Anyone who notices fire hazards may report them to SCDF on 1800-2800000.
Fire safety is a collective community responsibility and together we can help to reduce fire occurrences in Singapore.
GENERAL FIRE SAFETY TIPS DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON