|08 Jan 2006|
On Sunday morning, 8 Jan 2006, Exercise Northstar V, the largest civil emergency exercise in Singapore was conducted. It involved multiple agencies responding to multiple incidents and it affected Singapore's land transportation systems. More than 2000 personnel from 22 agencies particpated in the exercise. To instill the element of surprise, the population was not aware of the exact date, time and venue until mere minutes before the exercise.
|07 Apr 2006|
Since the National Civil Defence Plan and CD Volunteer Scheme were launched in the early 1980s, the SCDF has now taken the volunteer scheme a step further through the establishment of the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU). The CDAU is a voluntary uniformed unit that provides an additional avenue for ex-CD regulars, CD NSmen, as well as members of the public who wish to volunteer their time for a noble cause of saving lives and making Singapore a safer place to live in.
|20 Jun 2006||The new BRTC, constructed on land occupying approximately 4.4 hectares, is a purpose-built and modern training facility that replaces the former building located at the Jalan Bahar Camp, which was an old army camp reassigned for SCDF's use in 1985.|
Each year in the BRTC, about 1,600 enlistees undergo the Basic Rescue Training Course that transforms them into proficient rescuers. With the latest built-in features and precautionary systems at the new premises, the level of safety and effectiveness of training conducted at the school will be greatly enhanced.
|28 Jul 2006|
Public agencies depend on reliable supplier for their continued operations during a national emergency. In appreciation of their committment and consistent good performance in providing essential goods and services during major emergencies, the Ministry of Defence presented the Total Defence Awards to 12 of these critical suppliers, termed as "Essential Firms", at the Suntec City Convention Centre on 28 Jul 06. Two of the winners, Sodexho Singapore Pte Ltd and S K Fire Pte Ltd, which garnered the Distinguished Defence Partner Award and Meritorious Defence Partner Award, respectively, were nominated by the SCDF.
|01 Aug 2006||SCDF received the prestigious Dale Carnegie Leadership Award. This is only the second time in the 21-year history of the Award that a Singapore-based organization has won.|
|6 Nov 2006|
The unified NS Portal is a customer-centric website, consolidating all NS eServices and is a tribute to the continuous efforts by the Ministry of Home Affairs (SCDF & SPF) and MINDEF to provide enhanced electronic services to better serve the needs of NS community in Singapore, transcending organisation boundaries and allowing cross-interaction. Leveraging on emergent and popular mobile technologies for improved usability and accessibility to create a common identity, the NS Portal enhances interaction and knowledge sharing in fostering a stronger alliance amongst the NS communities of SCDF, SPF and SAF towards Total Defence.Besides existing NS eTransactions such as Overseas Notification, Exit Permit, eSelf-Update and eClaims, the NS communities can also access a wider range of lifestyle services such as career and financial advice, health tips, travel write ups and restaurant reviews. They will also enjoy commercial offerings such as merchant discounts and vouchers. With the ministries working together, they will be able to secure even more benefits and privileges to bring enhanced value to the NS community.