Some of the winning projects for the National CSSP Awards 2010 are as follows:
Geylang Serai Community Engagement Programme with Religious Organisations
Members from clan associations, temples, mosques and foreign worker dormitories in Geylang Serai were engaged in activities which readied the ground for an emergency. Those activities included tabletop exercises and training in the areas of crime prevention, the Community Emergency and Preparedness Programme and the Community Engagement Programme.
Seletar Hill Private Estate is Ready
An Emergency Preparedness (EP) day was conducted for residents of the Seletar Hill private estate to educate them in fire safety, emergency preparedness, first aid and CPR knowledge. The EP day also included a scenario drill depicting an explosion in a coffee-shop setting. The project is commendable in co-opting residents from private estates in local safety and security issues.
Radin Mas Educationists’ Emergency Preparedness Booklet
The emergency preparedness booklet was created to educate pre-schoolers on crucial life saving topics such as fire safety and tremors. It also introduced the importance of ethnic and religious cohesion within the community. The booklet was then presented to about 200 grassroots leaders, pre-school teachers and parents during a graduation ceremony.
The Hotel All-Ready Project
The project aimed to enhance the readiness and resilience of hotels in Singapore. Hoteliers within the Central district attended the Community Emergency Preparedness Programme, from which 5 participated in the pilot programme on customised In Place Protection. The Hotelier IPP Bag was also introduced to encourage local hotels to be prepared for an emergency.
Crisis Befriender Volunteer Programme
To enhance the psycho-social response capability of the community, the programme trained a pool of volunteers known as the Crisis Befrienders. Crisis Befrienders would stand ready for deployment during a crisis to look after the psychological and emotional needs of victims and their families to allow the community to recover faster in the aftermath of an emergency.