Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Government

Career Prospects

After completing the Section Commander Course (SCC), you will be posted to a fire station as a Fire and Rescue Specialist. Once there, your career can develop along two distinct paths: Command Track or Specialist Track.

In the Command Track, you can expect to move up in rank in the various command appointments such as:


    • Section Commander II


      • Section Commander I


      • Deputy Rota Commander


      • Company Sergeant Major


      • Regiment Sergeant Major


      • Senior Officer

      In the Specialist Track, you can expect to branch out to specialised vocations that require unique skills not found in the general command appointments.

      Home Affairs Learning & Growth (HALO) Programme

      Diploma holders who join the Home Team may be considered for full sponsorship for an undergraduate course in any of the three local universities after a minimum of two years of service. To qualify, the specialist must demonstrate excellent performance and have the potential to take on a Senior Officer role.


      Specialists selected for the HALO Programme will continue to draw their full salary throughout the course of their studies. Upon graduation, the specialist will be promoted to the position of Senior Officer and will be placed on the senior officer scheme of service. For more information on the HALO Programme, please refer to the tab on "Maximising your Potential".


      Specialist Training

      HAZMAT Specialist


      DART Specialist


      Fire Investigation Specialist (FITS)


      Fire Safety Specialist (FSS)


      Marine Fire Fighting


      Last updated on 16/10/2017