Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Government
Training and Initial Development

Training and Initial Development

Your route to becoming a Paramedic begins at the Civil Defence Academy with the Section Commander Course (SCC).  You will go through a rigorous training programme with classroom based learning and on the job training in the ambulances. Upon the completion of your training, you will be equipped with medical knowledge, skills and the aptitude to take on the challenging role of a Paramedic who responds to Pre-hospital  medical emergencies.


The 15-month SCC training programme will cover the following areas:


  • Management of Medical Emergencies
  • Trauma management
  • Paediatrics and Obstetrics Emergencies
  • Patient Assessment
  • Pharmacology
  • Hazardous Materials and Mass Casualty Management
  • Basic Urban Search and Rescue
  • On the job training at fire stations
Training Bond

You are required to sign a two-year training bond. Should you terminate your service during the Section Commander (Paramedic) Course programme or within the two year bond period, a liquidated damage based on your individual monthly salary is payable.

Initial Development Programme (IDP)


Last updated on 16/10/2017