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2005

DateEvent
03 Jan 2005The National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) has been launched in 12 Secondary Schoolsas a pilot project to nurture and develop the youths into resilient and responsible citizens through innovative and challenging CD activities.
12 Mar 2005First ever “CDANS Strongman Challenge 2005” at Ngee Ann City , Civic Plaza.
30 Mar 2005SCDF deploys Operations LionHeart contingent to assist in search and rescue in earthquake-hit Nias, Indonesia.
17 Apr 2005Launch of the latest edition of CD Emergency Handbook, first published in 1990, aimed at equipping the public with skills to deal with a wide range of emergencies.
04 May 20052 SCDF Officers bagged the MHA’s POWER Award which was introduced in July 2001 to recognise Government agencies that are responsive to public feedback and proactive in amending their rules.
26 Jun 2005At the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, the appliances will be replaced every quarterly. With the varied appliances on display, the public will be able to better comprehend the diverse operational capability of SCDF and other fire fighting supporting agencies. On this day, one of the appliances on display will be replaced with the donated fire appliance from Mobil - the Triple agent Loadstar 1800.
17 Aug 2005As part of Singapore ’s offer of assistance, SCDF overseas contingent was deployed to Pekan Baru, Sumatra to tackle the regional haze problem arising from fires at Sumatra island.
30 Aug 2005Enhancements on Hazmat Transport Vehicles Tracking System (HTVTS). With effect from 1 Oct 2005 , Hazmat transport vehicles which deviate from the approved routes and approved time schedule would set off the vehicles’ hazards lights and horn. Once triggered, it is mandatory for the drivers to safely pull over at the side of the road to await for investigation by Police and SCDF Mobile Enforcement Teams.
06 Sep 2005SCDF was awarded with the Service Quality Award (SQA).
11 Sep 2005Launch of Public Education Multilingual Video Broadcast System (MVBS) during Emergency Preparedness Day. The MVBS is a convenient, versatile and “language-friendly” public education system which usesthe latest multimedia technology to broadcast videos in four languages. The system is usually deployed in roadshows & community outreach programmes.
12 Sep 2005Commencement of the first ERS batch to have their OBS Training in Brunei, which was traditionally conducted at OBS Singapore.
04 Oct 2005The SCDF was conferred with the 2005 Singapore Quality Award (SQA). This prestigious award is a recognition of the Force’s strong commitment to protect and save live and property for a safe and secure Singapore.
6 Oct 2005The SCDF was presented the Singapore H.E.A.L.T.H (Helping Employees Achieve Life-Time Health) Platinum Award by the Health Promotion Board. The Platinum Award is the SCDF’s first, after securing the Gold Award for four years since 2001.
10 Oct 2005The SCDF activated its Ops Lionheart contingent to Muzzaffarabat, one of the worst hit areas in Pakistan when a massive earthquake hit South Asia on 8 Oct 2005.
01 Nov 2005The launching of eBITS (electronic Booking of IPPT System). NSmen can book their IPPPT electronically (via internet, SMS or IVRS) and take their tests outside the usual ICT window.
07 Nov 2005LTC Christopher Tan became the SCDF’s first expatriate in Qatar to render the SCDF’s assistance to the Qatar Civil Defence, a department in the Ministry of Interior.
21 Nov 2005At the PS21 ExCEL Convention, the SCDF was presented with The Enterprise Challenge Shield for developing fire fighting equipment using the Water Mist Technology and the Distinguished Public Service Award for having achieved SQA and other qualifying standards such as ISO 9000 Certification and People Developer Standards.

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Last updated on 20th Nov 2017