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SCDF - The Life Saving Force

What makes a hero? Is it Courage? Selflessness? Or is it risking one's own life in order to save another's?

 

Find out in the SCDF Workplan Seminar 2015/16 video

AED on Wheels

This is a three-year pilot programme where 100 SMRT taxis will have Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)  installed in their vehicles. These specially-equipped taxis will increase the availability of AEDs in the community.  In the event of sudden cardiac arrest, an AED can be delivered quickly to the scene, thus helping to improve the chances of survival for the victim.  The programme to ‘mobilise’ AEDs through taxis on such a scale is a first-of-its-kind in Southeast Asia.

 

Participating taxi drivers will be alerted, through the myResponder mobile app, by SCDF’s 995 Emergency Call Centre, of cardiac arrest cases within a 1.5-kilometre radius of their taxi’s location. Drivers who are able to respond will confirm their participation through the app (up to a maximum of 2 taxis) and drive the taxi to deliver the AED to the specified location. 

 

Participating SMRT taxi drivers are trained by SHF on the use of the AED, as well as proper cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques. In a cardiac arrest case, the taxi drivers will be able to support the community first responders already at the scene reviving the victim.  

SGFPC 2015 – Game on

The Singapore-Global Firefighters & Paramedics Challenge is an annual event where rescuers, firefighters and paramedics from the 4 SCDF Divisions and the elite rescue teams from the region and beyond gather to compete against one another in various demanding scenarios related to fire fighting, rescue, medical emergencies and Hazmat management.

 

Opening hours:

13 November -  11am – 7pm

14 November -  2pm – 7pm

 

Visit www.sgfpc.org for more info.

 

Our Guardian
The new Home Team video “Our Guardians” portrays the dedication and commitment of Home Team officers in fulfilling our mission and putting their lives on the line every day in the course of their duty. Do watch it and be moved!
R-AEDi

The R-AEDi (pronounced “Ready”) initiative is an ambitious undertaking by Singapore Heart Foundation in collaboration with the Singapore Civil Defence Force to improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) survival rates. Cardiac arrest is a serious condition and every year, over 1800 persons suffer Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) in Singapore, half of whom are below 60 years old.

 

Every minute after OHCA has occurred, the chances of survival drops by 7%-10% without any intervention. The OHCA survival rate in Singapore is only 3-4%. The key to improving the chance of survival is for bystanders to start Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) as soon as possible and get an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to shock the heart back to a normal rhythm.

 

Visit https://www.raedi.sg/ to find out more

SCDF - In Safe Hands

[SCDF Workplan Seminar 2015 Video]

 

Watch SCDF’s journey, innovation and transformation over the past year, through the eyes of a journalist.

Sentosa Fire Station Groundbreaking Ceremony

The Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sentosa Fire Station was on 17 February 2015, 11.30am at 35 Artillery Avenue on Sentosa Island. The event was officiated by Mr Edwin Tong, MP for Moulmein-Kallang GRC, Deputy Chairman for Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law.

 

Since 2008, SCDF has been providing emergency services on Sentosa through the Sentosa Fire Post. In view of the rapid developments on Sentosa Island, it was determined that there is a need to upgrade the capabilities of the fire post into a full-fledged fire station. This development would enhance the operational effectiveness and efficiency of SCDF’s responses to the area.

 

The Sentosa Fire Station is targeted for completion in the 1st quarter of 2016. Occupying the site of the former Sentosa Fire Post at 35 artillery drive, the Fire Station will house a full suite of emergency appliances to provide enhanced emergency services to the area. While the station is under construction, emergency services for the island with be provided through a temporary facility in the area.

 

Upon its competition, Sentosa Fire Station will be the nation’s 21st Fire Station and SCDF’s emergency services will be enhanced through an island-wide network of Fire Stations and 28 Fire Posts.

Official Opening of the SCDF Emergency Preparedness Centre (EPC)

The EPC was officially opened on 2 February 2015, graced by Mr Teo Chee Hean,  Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security & Minister for Home Affairs. The EPC which is the first of its kind to utilise visual effects and interactive exhibits to impart emergency preparedness knowledge and skills. The Icube is the highlight of the EPC, which utilises 3D technology to provide visitors with an immersive and multi-sensory virtual reality experience on 4 different scenarios namely: Typhoon, Earthquake, Fire & Tsunami.

 

The EPC is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Visits are recommended for persons aged 10 and above (children below 10 years old should be accompanied by an adult). All visits are based on guided tours and each one hour tour can accommodate a maximum group size of 10 persons. Prior booking is required.

In-Place Protection

You may be required to observe In-place protection (IPP) when hazardous substances are released into environment intentionally or otherwise. IPP serves to minimise the infiltration of hazardous materials into your home, school or workplace. If you are outdoors when a hazardous substance is released, seek shelter and perform IPP immediately.

Singapore-Global Firefighters and Paramedics Challenge 2014

Be there at the Singapore-Global Firefighters & Paramedics Challenge 2014.

  • Witness the Elite Global Rescue Competition
  • Take part in full-filled activities 
  • Walk away with a limited edition SCDF Ambulance replica

To find out more, please visit www.sgfpc.org

SCDF Workplan Seminar 2014

A Story of Strength, Pride and Honour.

Watch SCDF's journey and transformation in 2013 chronicled through the lens of our multimedia crew.

Joint Emergency Exercise by SCDF, SPF, LTA @ Marina Coastal Expressway

As part of the preparation for the opening of the Marina Coastal Expressway, a joint emergency exercise was conducted this morning by the Land Transport Authority together with the Singapore Civil Defence Force and Singapore Police Force to test the operational readiness of the various public agencies during an emergency in the tunnel. 

The joint exercise also aims to improve the operational readiness of emergency responders, as well as to enhance cooperation between the agencies. Check out the highlights of the exercise in this video.

RTA Along AYE before Tuas West Exit 23/10/13

SCDF was alerted to a road traffic accident along AYE at about 8.50am.

 

The incident involved a tipper truck, which was carrying cement, was found lying on its right side, and on top of the taxi. An SCDF fast response paramedic was first at the lcoation, arriving within 5 minutes.

 

There were a total of two persons trapped in a taxi - the taxi driver and a rear passenger. Three commercial lorry mounted cranes assisted in lifting the tipper truck of the taxi.

 

SCDF rescuer concurrently used shovels to remove the wet cement which covered most of the taxi and hydraulic rescue equipment to gain access to the casualties. SCDF's DART Rescuers had to do further fine cutting of the metal parts before reaching the casualties. The taxi driver was the first to be rescued, followed by the rear passenger. The rear passenger was severely pinned in the rear seat by the crushed roof. Both casualties were conscious during the rescue operation.

 

A medical team from NUH was also activated to the scene.

Launch of Singapore Global Firefighters and Paramedics Challenge 2013

SCDF Commissioner Eric Yap officially launches the SGFPC with guest-of-honour Mr S Iswaran, Minister in Prime Minister's Office, Second Minister for Home Affairs and Second Minister for Trade and Industry. The SGFPC is an international friendly competition of life saving skills hosted by the SCDF.

Changi Fire Station 31st Anniversary Video Montage

Changi Fire Station (Station 22) comes under the purview of 2nd CD Division of the Singapore Civil Defence Force. It is sited at 491 Upper Changi Road S(486965). Its boundary stretches from Changi Coast Road to Frankel Avenue, covering a substantial part of Singapore, with a mix of residential and industrial estates. Some key installations within the boundary of Changi Fire Station are Changi Prisons, Changi Naval Base, Changi International Airport, Changi Water Reclamation Plant etc. Coverage also includes islands such as Pulau Tekong and Pulau Ubin.

 

The station was officially opened on 26th June 1982 by Mr Chua Sian Chin (Minister for Home Affairs). On 25th June 2013, Changi Fire Station held its 31st Anniversary celebration with the presence of Commissioner SCDF, COS and many of the former staff of Changi Fire Station. Five of the former Commander of Changi Fire Station which includes Commissioner also attended this commemorative event.

Company Emergency Response Team (CERT)
http://youtu.be/NaESSihsa1I

Learn more about the CERT concept and how it can be the first line of defence in commercial and industrial premises during an emergency. 

The Roles and responsibilities of CERT in an incident 
 
Public Education - Surviving CBR Threats
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqjxyTbVp78

 

Synopsis: The objective of this video is two-pronged - to create public awareness on unconventional threats in the form of chemical, biological and radiological agents as well as to educate public on what they should do in such situations through step-by-step instructional segments.

 

It also aims to equip members of public with knowledge to recognize the various unconventional threats and react correctly in such emergency situations.

 

Duration: 16m35s

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Fire Safety at Home

 

Synopsis: Prevention is better than cure. The best prevention is to eliminate the various types of fire hazards at your home and adopt proper fire safety practices to avoid loss of property and lives.

http://youtu.be/eI9tAf7dxvg

English
Duration: 12m16s

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http://youtu.be/7kZG8Jk8ZdM

Malay
Duration: 12m16s

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http://youtu.be/F01hBCjxxyQ

Chinese
Duration: 12m16s

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http://youtu.be/1qTukuieTSk

Tamil
Duration: 12m16s

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1ofgLK5KFM&list=UUsiZl2uPxaHJRSGl86hnrFg

Kitchen Oil Fire (Video courtesy of London Fire Brigade)

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Fire Safety in Schools

Synopsis: This video gives simple tips on fire safety precautions and fire hazards. It covers common areas like science labs, home economic labs and the canteen. Make your school fire safe today.

http://youtu.be/PIaGcHIv6uc

English
Duration: 10m52s

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http://youtu.be/0mgvvtrcYmw

Malay
Duration: 10m52s

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http://youtu.be/I2c--yh2nyA

Mandarin
Duration: 10m52s

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http://youtu.be/TnjaIhjPAF0

Tamil
Duration: 10m52s

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Fire Safety for Industries

Synopsis: The fire safety at workplace public education video highlights the threat of fire at workplaces such as factories, manufacturing plants, offices as well as chemical laboratories which can result in a potential loss of business.

Contents of video include identification of fire risks and hazards in workplaces and ways to eliminate them for a safer workplace environment. The video also aims to create awareness on the importance of understanding the fire protection systems in workplaces as well as proper measures to undertake in case of a fire emergency.

http://youtu.be/SflMbHFte1Q

English

Duration: 11m28s

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http://youtu.be/JanaIXpFu2A

Malay
Duration: 11m28s

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http://youtu.be/ZiMT_pvnZQw

Chinese
Duration: 11m28s

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http://youtu.be/mlqxkubkKiU

Tamil
Duration: 11m28s

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Making your Worksite Quarters Fire-Safe

Synopsis: Available in 6 languages, this video aims at educating the foreign construction community on fire safety in their worksite quarters. Tips include proper housekeeping, cooking safety, proper use of hosereels and portable fire extinguishers and evacuation procedures.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imzAra7nwIo&list=UUsiZl2uPxaHJRSGl86hnrFg

English

Duration: 7m42s

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http://youtu.be/XjoaJbhgWVk

Malay

Duration: 7m43s

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http://youtu.be/p-tkJNxZZ0Q

Mandarin

Duration: 7m42s

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http://youtu.be/vwiKQM6liuA

Tamil

Duration: 7m43s

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http://youtu.be/Mt1hhgZH3Kw

Bangla

Duration: 7m42s

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http://youtu.be/o8LHk4bEyb0

Thai

Duration: 7m43s

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Emergency Procedures
http://youtu.be/1yYWecEyVUg

 

 

Synopsis: The video covers information on Emergency Procedures that members of public should undertake during emergency situations such as war time, air raids or tremors. Other contents include Food and Fuel Rationing, Water Distribution, Blood Donation, household stockpiling, sheltering procedures and the Public Warning System.

 

Duration: 7m32s

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Last updated on 6th May 2016