Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Government


Minimum Requirements

To be a Fire & Rescue Specialist in SCDF, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Singaporean
  • Minimum Higher NITEC, GCE "A" level or Polytechnic Diploma holder
  • Physically fit. Male applicants must be PES A or B
  • Minimum pass standard for NAPFA or IPPT
  • Applicant must have good eyesight and normal colour vision
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills.


For those who have yet to serve their National Service i.e. Pre-enlistees, you are invited to take up the challenge of joining the life saving force as a Fire and Rescue Specialist (FRS) or Paramedic Specialist (PRM) prior to your enlistment, through the Minimum Term of Engagement (MTE) scheme.


Under the MTE scheme, you will be receiving a monthly salary similar to that of a regular officer. You will be required to serve a 5-year MTE and a 2-year training bond concurrently. During this period, our commitment to the individual is to nurture and groom you in a manner that brings out the best in you and let your leadership shines forth. Officers under the MTE scheme will be deemed to have completed their full-time National Service duty after 5 years of reckonable service with SCDF.


Last updated on 19/11/2017