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1991 - 2000


1991

DateEvent
01 Sep 1991The first Public Warning System (PWS) sirens were installed.
07 Nov 1991Commissioning of SCDF C3 Operational System.

1992

DateEvent
09 - 12 Sep 1992A nationwide Emergency Blood Exercise was held.
29 Sep 1992Fire breaks out at the Senoko Power Station cutting power to many parts of the island for 13 hours and bringing the economy to a near standstill.

1993

DateEvent
11 Dec 1993SCDF's second overseas disaster relief operation. A contingent was sent to Kuala Lumpur following the collapse of the Highlands Towers building.

1994

DateEvent
08 Feb 1994A flash fire on board a tanker at Jurong shipyard killed eight including three women. Three others were injured.
01 Apr 1994The Fire Safety Act was enacted.
15 Sep 1994Mass fire drills were held in schools to mark Civil Defence Day.
15 Oct 1994The Home Fire Safety Campaign was launched.

1995

DateEvent
01 Jul 1995The Fire Investigation Section was formed. It was later renamed the Fire Investigation Branch.
15 Jul 1995Together with the SAF, the SCDF began to train paramedics to replace ambulance officers on loan from the Health Ministry.
13 Sep 1995President's Visit to SCDF.
Sep 1995Launch of Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) Feedback System.

1996

DateEvent
23 May 1996Launch of SCDF Internet Home Page.

1997

DateEvent
08 Mar 1997Launch of Civil Defence Interactive Game - CD-ROM.
17 Apr 1997Shophouse fire at Upper Thompson Road which involve 8 fire engines.
26 Apr 1997Announcement of SCDF Female Junior Officer Scheme.
22 May 1997The Chem Solv fire in Tuas injured 2 and forced the evacuation of 500 others. It took 4 hours to control the blaze which was one of the country's worst chemical fires.
20 June 1997More than 100 firemen battle for 4 hours to control a massive fire which engulfed the Stamford Tyres warehouse in Jurong.

1998

DateEvent
01 May 1998The Civil Defence Shelter Act came into force.

1999

DateEvent
08 Feb 1999Ground Breaking Ceremony for the new HQ SCDF Complex.
22 Mar 1999To further improve response time, all SCDF emergency vehicles were equipped with hand-held video cameras to visually record the particulars of obstructing vehicles.
26 Mar 1999To commemorate the Official Opening of the Civil Defence Academy (CDA), 21.2 km of fire hoses were laid end to end by 15 fire fighters from the old CD school at Nee Soon to CDA in a world record time of 3 hours, 55 minutes and 52 seconds.
15 Apr 1999SCDF fire bikes are now deployed at fire stations and selected neighbourhood police posts to further improve response times.
01 June 1999The heli-bucket system (a water dispenser that can be attached to a helicopter) was acquired by SCDF to fight fires in areas inaccessible by vehicles such as nature reserves.
17 June 1999A major factory fire at Woodlands Industrial Park saw fire fighters battling exploding drums of solvents.
05 Jul 1999Fire fighters fought a fire at the Eunos Crescent Market that saw 158 stalls destroyed.
23 Aug 1999By responding quickly to a fire at the Singapore History Museum , SCDF fire fighters helped saved a historical jewellery collection.
06 Oct 1999SCDF fire fighters fought to control and contain a fire that engulfed three freezer rooms of a factory at Pandan Loop. Fire fighting operations lasted over 24 hours due to the complexities of the operations.
11 - 23 Oct 1999Rescue officers from Australia , Thailand and Brunei were given the opportunity to train in specialised facilities at CDA in the 1st International Urban Search and Rescue Course.
15 Dec 1999SCDF Overseas Medal Presentation Ceremony for Members of the SCDF Overseas Rescue Contingent (Taiwan Earthquake).

2000

DateEvent
15 Apr 2000Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng unveiled the SCDF's Red Rhino, which were designed and built locally. The Paramedic Service was also officially launched. 30 fire-bikes were also commissioned for operation.