Fire at 91 Henderson Road, Firefighter Pronounced Dead at Hospital
08 December 2022
SCDF was alerted to a fire at 91 Henderson Road at about 11.10 am today (8 Dec 2022).
Upon arrival, the fire was raging inside a unit on the 4th floor and the corridor was heavily smoke-logged. SCDF firefighters, donning breathing apparatus, entered and pushed through the smoke-logged unit with two water jets to engage the fire.
Sometime into the firefighting operation, a Full-time National Serviceman (NSF) firefighter fell unconscious in the kitchen area. His crew immediately brought him out of the unit and administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on him. An SCDF ambulance crew at the scene also used the automated external defibrillator on him and conveyed him to Singapore General Hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital.
SCDF and his teammates are very saddened by his death, and extend our deepest condolences to his family. The NSF firefighter was part of the first response crew for this fire incident, and was bravely carrying out his mission of protecting and saving lives and property.
SCDF is providing assistance and support to the family during this difficult time.