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Behind the uniform Season 2

"At work, when a patient is in pain and distress, we must keep calm in order to quickly make sense of their needs and provide the appropriate medical assistance. Outside of work, my yoga training develops that confidence and composure. I also love keeping fit at the gym and playing netball with my girls!" 26-year-old SGT Nurul Amira, who joined the SCDF as a paramedic more than two years ago. Nurul Amira obtained her Home Merit Award (Polytechnic) in 2009 and pursued her studies at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, earning herself a Diploma in Health Sciences (Nursing).



Heart of a Lion: From volunteers to professional live savers

Three young men who first started out as members of the National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) and subsequently the Civil Defence (CD) Lionhearters Club are now serving various roles in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Read on to find out more about these inspiring individuals.



Commander Spotlight: Because Life Saving Knows No Gender

Warrant Officer 1 (WO1) Yeo Yan Ting is the first and only female Deputy Rota Commander (DRC) in the SCDF. She shares her story with Home Team News.




Commander Spotlight: Lieutenant-Colonel Kadir on why he loves working in the SCDF

Lieutenant-Colonel (LTC) Kadir Maideen Bin Mohamed is one of the Civil Defence's finest officers with 17 years of distinguished service under his belt. Home Team News finds out what SCDF means to him.




Behind the Uniform: SCDF's sports fanatic

Staff Sergeant Chua Pei Han of Clementi Fire Station is a familiar face to many because the sports enthusiast participates in numerous (if not all) SCDF sports groups and nabbed the title of SCDF Best Sportsperson 2012/2013. We caught the female fire fighter in between a netball match for an interview.



Commander Spotlight: Conviction over Conformity

Citing her interest in humanitarian work as her motivation to join the SCDF, CPT Tan recounts her experience volunteering overseas, saying "I wanted to make a difference to the villages.. in areas such as education in medical,personal health,fire safety, I built my interest there."



How did you end up being a Fire Station Commander in SCDF?

It has been a pretty clear direction for me right from the start, perhaps due to my family influence. My dad was a police officer and it was my childhood aspiration to join the Uniformed Services.




It was at monthly operations meeting in February 2010 when four Civil Defence officers from different divisions shared the problems they had encountered on the ground.



He was sent on an overseas mission with the SCDF to Sichuan, China, last year. As part of a 55-men contingent, Major Ryan Ong Yuan Wei, 29, was deployed there to conduct rescue operations after the earthquake.While they didi not manage to rescue any victims...



Pioneering SCDF's Marine Fire-Fighting

Maj Jamal had operational experience as a Rota Commander, Civil Defence Academy instructor and First Division Operations, but marine fire-fighting is a whole new ball-game.


Celebrating Mothers in the Home Team: Dan Qiong and her love for life

She is a Search Specialist and the only female officer with the Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team. Over the past eight years, SSG Dan has fought fires and found love. The mother of a two-year-old shares with us her journey with the SCDF.



Achieving Shahrizan's dream of helping others

At the tender age of 20, Shahrizan Bin Shahrin has graduated from Republic Polytechnic with a Diploma in Aerospace Engineering. He will be serving his National Service in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and will be enlisting in Jalan Bahar on 06 August 2013.



To say that the 4 years I spent on my undergraduate studies in the United Kingdom were one of the most fulfilling phases of my life thus far would have been an understatement.


Hands-on work experience began in dramatic fashion for Major (MAJ) Goh Boon Han of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).


As a child, CPT Anthony Toh dreamt about saving lives. Today at 27, the PSC scholar is living out his childhood ambition as a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officer.