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2010

                      

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01 Feb 2010

The new requirement kicks in for building owners who wish to use their shopping mall atriums for temporary commercial events. Before they apply for Temporary Change of Use Permit, they need to install sidewall sprinklers for the atriums.

05 Feb 2010SCDF Home Affairs Senior Executive (HASEs) organised the annual HASE Function at the Singapore Flyer. HASE is the Civilian Senior Officer Scheme under the Ministry of Home Affairs.
10 Mar 2010

The SCDF Alumni was launched at HQ SCDF Auditorium, serving as a platform for former officers to maintain close ties with SCDF.

16 Mar 2010

Banyan Fire Station was officially opened by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs.

22 Mar 2010

SCDF collaborated with the Ministry of Education to produce the Junior CD Emergency Handbook, a simplified version of the CD Emergency Handbook which was distributed to all households in 2008. Presented in the engaging Manga comic style, it would be distributed to Primary Four students from April 2010 onwards to teach them emergency procedures in a fun way.

05 - 07 Apr 2010During his Vietnam trip, Comr Peter Lim signed a Letter of Co-operation with the Hanoi Fire Division to facilitate exchange of information and best practises. Commissioner also presented the Superbounce gift to his counterpart. Deputy Prime Minster and then Minister for Home Affairs Mr Wong Kan Seng witnessed both events.
08 - 10 Apr 2010SCDF applied for and was granted by the court to enforce a Fire Hazard Order (Prohibition Order) against the management of Mustafa Centre, for their repeated fire safety violation. For 40 hours from 1600hrs on 8 April to 0800hrs on 10April 2010, no retail activities were allowed on the first floor of the shopping centre.
09 Apr 2010The SCDF Workplan Seminar was held at the Civil Defence Academy, graced by then Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs, Mr K Shanmugam. After the keynote speeches, the CDA Parade Square held an exhibition to showcase SCDF’s innovations and developments. This exhibition attracted more than 9,000 visitors on 10 April, which was the occasion for the SCDF Community Bonding Day.
15 Apr 2010The Red Rhino 2.0, also known as the Light Fire Attack Vehicle (LFAV) 2.0, became operational. An improvement on the earlier version introduced in 2000, Red Rhino 2.0 is 10% smaller and 40% lighter than the earlier version, but delivers the same performance, is more environmentally-friendly and can access even tighter and narrower spaces during operations.
20 Apr 2010Nine officers from Tuas Fire Station were presented the ICA (Immigration and Checkpoints Authority) Commissioner’s Commendation Silver Award for their excellent teamwork with ICA counterparts on 12 June 2008 in foiling an attempted smuggling of 375 cartons of duty-unpaid cigarettes into Singapore at the Tuas Checkpoint.
3 - 14 May 2010CDA hosted the International Disaster Management Course with 24 international participants. The addition of pioneer participants from Cameroon, Grenada, Saint Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago enabled CDA to reach the milestone of 100 countries on its CDA World Map.
14 May 2010SCDF was awarded the Institute of Public Relations Singapore (IPRS) PRISM Award for "Best Crisis and Issues Management" at the PRISM Awards 2010 ceremony. Held at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in the Marina Bay Sands, the ceremony recognised PR agencies, MNCs, Government Ministries, Statutory Boards, public-listed companies, private firms and non-profit organisations for their creativity, originality and application of PR practices across different sectors.
21 May 2010SCDF was awarded the Public Service Premier Award 2010 on 21 May 2010 at the Excellence in Public Service Awards Ceremony held at the Sheraton Towers Hotel. The award recognises public organisations for achieving business excellence standards administered by SPRING Singapore.
24 May 2010At the NTUC Business Centre, President S R Nathan conferred the Healthcare Humanity Award 2010 on Paramedic SSG Md Iskandar Bin Md Ibrahim from Bukit Batok Fire Station, for his service to his patients and the community which demonstrated a noble healthcare worker’s selflessness and compassion for humanity.
26 May 2010SCDF signed a Document of Co-operation with the French Department of Civil Security (Direction de la Securite Civiles) which expressed willingness for staff exchange and sharing of relevant scientific and technical information.
05 Jul 2010SCDF launched a revamped corporate website, featuring new features like social bookmarking tools and a tabbed layout to facilitate quick surfing within a single click.
09 Jul 2010SCDF welcomed the members of the Advisory Council for Community Relations in Defence (ACCORD) and employers to the Civil Defence Academy.
30 Jul 2010A new internal communications platform, the CDtv (Civil Defence Television) was launched. It leverages on a media broadcast network system - the Digital Signage System, to disseminate information electronically and simultaneously to SCDF workplaces to maximise the outreach and viewership.
09 Aug 2010SCDF took part in the National Day Parade 2010 Mobile Column.
14 - 26 Aug 2010SCDF deployed more than 600 personnel and 62 appliances at various venues to support the inaugural Youth Olympics Games (YOG); SCDF also conducted fire safety inspections of public entertainment outlets leading up to the event.
21 - 29 Aug 2010The SCDF team returned from the biennial World Firefighter Games 2010 held in Daegu, South Korea, with a record haul of eight golds, five silvers and seven bronzes.
07 Sep 2010SCDF partnered the National Library Board to launch the Emergency Preparedness Awareness Training Programme at Jurong West Public Library. Deploying a fire extinguisher simulator, this initiative aims at equipping heartland residents with basic emergency preparedness skills.
13 - 16 Sep 2010In conjunction with Civil Defence Day, CDA conducted the inaugural International Elite Rescuers Exchange Workshop where 35 international participants from regional fire and rescue departments shared and exchanged information and best practices on mitigating major accidents and disasters.
15 Sep 2010SCDF celebrated the Civil Defence Day with a Parade at Basic Rescue Training Centre. Mr K Shanmugam, then Minister for Law and Second Minister for Home Affairs, graced the occasion and launched the inaugural PA-SCDF CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) Award to recognise the CERTs which had rendered effective assistance during fire and other emergencies.
16 Sep 2010Comr Peter Lim hosted a visit by the Defence Minister of the Republic of Finland, H.E. Mr Jyri Jukka Häkämies, and his delegation to HQ SCDF.
27 Sep 2010Two 3-wheeler Fire Bikes and two Fast Response Paramedic (FRP) Bikes became operational in SCDF. They will replace the 2-wheeler bikes currently used by our Fire Bikers and FRPs. The 3-wheeler Fire Bike is equipped with a Backpack Compressed Air Foam (CAF) system that effectively extinguishes fires using less water, while the 3-wheeler FRP Bike carries an Automatic External Defibrillator for cardiac cases. This marked the SCDF foray into the CAF system, a breakthrough in our fire fighting technology.
01 Oct 2010SCDF officers started deploying the PASS (Product Acoustics Signature System) Detector when they attend to cases of possible violations of Petroleum and Flammable Materials regulations. The detector accurately identifies unknown chemicals contents within sealed containers.
05 Oct 2010Comr Peter Lim delivered the opening-speech-cum-keynote-address as the Guest of Honour at the two-day IAEM (International Association of Emergency Managers) Asia-Oceania Resilience 2010 Conference, which was held at the PARKROYAL on Kitchener Road Hotel.
07 Oct 2010At the National Infocomm Award gala ceremony at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, SCDF won a merit award for the Most Innovative Use of Infocomm Technology (Public Sector) Category for our HazMat Incident Management System (HIMS).
18 - 22 Oct 2010CDA conducted the inaugural Induction Course for the ASEAN Emergency Response Assessment Team (ERAT), with 17 participants from eight ASEAN members. The ASEAN-ERAT responds to disasters within the region by conducting rapid on-site disaster assessment and providing humanitarian assistance.
29 Oct 2010At the MHA InnoFest (Innovative Festival) held at ITE College West, SCDF won the Home Team Product Innovation Of The Year (Gold Award) for its DigiPen system, under its project title iSAVE. iSAVE also received a Certificate Of Commendation for the Best PS21 Project.
01 Nov 2010COL Chong Hoi Hung, Senior Director (Corporate Services), hosted Hon. Job Pomat, Minister for Inter Government Relations of the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, and his delegation when they visited both CDA and Bukit Batok Fire Station.
20 Nov 2010LTC Yong Meng Wah handed over the command of 1st CD Division to LTC Ling Kok Yong.
22 Nov - 03 Dec 2010Four SCDF firefighters and four paramedics were attached to Hong Kong Fire Services Department (HKFSD), based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed between SCDF and the HKFSD on 15 December 2009 to foster closer collaboration. In return, SCDF hosted four HKFSD officers in March 2011 for a one-week attachment.
09 Nov 2010  SCDF successfully renewed and was awarded the Service Quality Award (SQA) certification for five years, at the Business Excellence Gala Dinner held at the St. Regis Singapore.
02 Dec 2010All SCDF ambulances, Fast Response Paramedic Bikes and Private Ambulance Operators engaged by SCDF were equipped with the DigiPen, which is a real-time, electronic patient data system used by the paramedics, eliminating the previous manual data entry system.
03 Dec 2010Comr Peter Lim received the Public Sector Volunteer of the Year Award from President S R Nathan at the National Volunteerism and Philanthropy Awards ceremony held at the Istana. SCDF was the first recipient of this new award which recognises the best practices in community involvement to encourage the spirit of giving, such as corporate philanthropy.
04 Dec 2010Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, Senior Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, launched the seventh edition of the Civil Defence Emergency Handbook at Nee Soon East Community Club. This was also the handbook’s 20th anniversary in print. A new series of both iPhone and iPad Applications produced by SCDF was simultaneously launched to facilitate easy access to emergency preparedness information via mobile phones.
10 Dec 2010SCDF and the Singapore Police Force conducted the annual joint enforcement blitz during the festive season to heighten fire safety awareness. Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit enforcement officers were deployed for the first time alongside regular SCDF officers during the raids.

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Last updated on 20th Nov 2017