Singapore Civil Defence Force
Singapore Government
Direct-Entry Lieutenant
Training and Initial Development

Training and Initial Development

Your route to becoming a Lieutenant begins at the Civil Defence Academy with the Rota Commander Course (RCC). The RCC will equip you with rescue and firefighting skills, staff work knowledge, and contingency planning proficiency. At the end of the course, you will take on the challenging role of a Rota Commander in the fire station and/or a Rescue Platoon Commander in the Singapore Civil Defence Force.


The 28 weeks RCC training programme will cover:

  • Incident Management
  • Fire-Fighting
  • Fire Investigation
  • Fire Safety
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Pre-Hospital Care

Training Bond

You are required to sign a two-year training bond. Should you terminate your service during the RCC 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 18/07/2017