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Thursday, 18 May 2017
Fire Safety Advisory

For the period January to April 2017, there were 1,275 cases of fires in Singapore. It is a 15% decrease from the 1,502 cases within the same period in 2016. Notwithstanding the decreasing number of fires during this period, the SCDF would like to remind members of the public to exercise caution and keep in mind some simple fire safety tips that can help prevent fires.

 

Some useful fire safety tips for residential and non-residential premises, including eating establishments are listed in Annex A.

 

With the popularity of electric bicycles, personal mobility devices[1] and power banks in Singapore in recent years, SCDF would also like to remind members of public on the prevention of battery fires. Refer to Annex B on a recent fire incident involving rechargeable batteries and fire safety tips on prevention of battery fires.

 

Members of the public who spot fire hazards are encouraged to report them to the SCDF. They can do so by calling our fire hazard reporting line at 1800-280-0000 or email us at [email protected]. In addition, the public can also submit photographs and a brief description of the fire hazards using the “mySCDF” mobile phone application (under e-Services, Fire Safety Feedback) which can be downloaded from the Apple and Android App stores.

 

Fire safety is our collective responsibility and together we can help to reduce fire occurrences in Singapore.

 

[1] Personal mobility devices include skateboards, kick-scooters, electric scooters, hover boards and e-wheels.

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Last updated on 19th May 2017