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Uniformed Positions

 

As part of The Life Saving Force, you will be equipped with Life Saving skills to make a difference and save someone's life. Be prepared for a career like no other with our Uniformed Positions.

 

Our Brochure

SCDF Recruitment Brochure

 

Fire & Rescue Officer (Direct-Entry Lieutenant)

As a Fire & Rescue Officer, you are revered for your ability to plan, lead and command a team of dedicated personnel in achieving SCDF’s mission of protecting and saving lives and property.

 

Benefits

  • Advanced Diploma in Emergency Response and Incident Management
  • Advanced Certificate in Team Leadership
  • Fire Safety Manager Certificate
  • Basic First Aid & CPR-AED Certified
  • SwimSafer 1 Certification
  • HAZMAT Specialist Trained
  • Leave entitlement
    • 18 - 21 days vacation leave
    • 14 days of medical leave, or 60 days with hospitalisation
    • 12 days of annual study leave (subject to approval)
  • Comprehensive group insurance scheme
  • Marriage / Child birth benefits
  • Subsidised medical and dental treatment
  • Retention and retirement benefits

 

Training

To groom you into an effective leader, you will first be required to undergo a 7-month residential Rota Commander Course (RCC) that will equip you with skills in incident management, fire safety and investigation and Hazardous Materials (HazMat) mitigation.

Trainees will also undergo leadership development modules, which may comprise an overseas segment.

 

Career Roadmap

A wide variety of career tracks are available to help you uncover your strengths and interests as you progress through your career in SCDF. Regardless of which track you undertake, you can be assured of challenging roles of a diversified nature.

 

Subsequent postings may expose you to the following tracks:

Roadmap

 

Under the new unified rank scheme, good performing Direct-Entry Lieutenants can be directly promoted to the rank of Captain within the first few years in the Force.

 

Foundation Postings

Postings

 

Salary

Salary Range

$3,890 -$4,899*

*with effect from 1 Jan 2020

Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

 

Strategic Payment Scheme

New officers can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months (CPT and below) and 2.5 months (MAJ and above) quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.

 

INVEST Retirement Package

As a uniformed officer, you will be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST Scheme. A contribution of 13.25% of your gross salary will also be credited monthly into your retirement account starting from your fifth year of service. These contributions will be invested to earn investment returns, and can be withdrawn in full upon retirement.

 

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Paramedic Officer (Direct-Entry Lieutenant)

As a Paramedic Officer (Direct-Entry Lieutenant), you will join the ranks and be groomed to take on leadership roles in a heartwarming team, which courageously protects and saves lives for a selfless cause. You will be involved in paramedicine policy development and projects, and lead in operations to keep Singapore safe.

 

Benefits

  • Diploma in Paramedicine
  • Paramedic Level 3 Certified, with advancement opportunity to Level 4
  • Sponsorship Opportunity for Postgraduate Study/Advanced Diploma in Paramedicine
  • Advanced Diploma in Emergency Response and Incident Management
  • SwimSafer 1 Certification
  • Leave Entitlement
  • 18 - 21 days vacation leave
  • 14 days of medical leave, or 60 days with hospitalisation
  • 12 days of annual study leave (subject to approval)
  • Comprehensive group insurance scheme
  • Marriage/Child birth benefits
  • Subsidised medical and dental treatment
  • Retention and retirement benefits

 

Training

To equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a paramedic in the SCDF, you will undergo a paramedicine course which will include a full-time one-year course in Paramedicine at Nanyang Polytechnic and four-month of training with SCDF’s Emergency Medical Services.

 

After qualifying as an operational paramedic, you will train with other officer cadets in SCDF to further develop your leadership skills, and gain basic incident management, fire, rescue, and Hazardous Materials (Hazmat) knowledge, to be commissioned as an Officer in the SCDF.

 

Postings

You will first undertake a ground leadership appointment, as an Emergency Medical Services Shift Commander, at a fire station to cement your clinical and crew-management skills as a paramedic while leading your peers.

 

You will subsequently have the opportunity to do staff or instructional appointments in various departments in SCDF, which will expose you to policy development, training, operations planning and many other facets which will help develop you as an all-rounded Paramedic Officer.

 

You will also have opportunities for higher Command appointments at the stations and Divisions, and will eventually be groomed to take up senior leadership positions in the organisation.

 

Salary

Salary Range

$3,890 -$4,899*

*with effect from 1 Jan 2020

Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service. 

 

Strategic Payment Scheme

New officers can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months (CPT and below) and 2.5 months (MAJ and above) quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.


 

INVEST Retirement Package

As a uniformed officer, you will be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST Scheme. A contribution of 13.25% of your gross salary will also be credited monthly into your retirement account starting from your fifth year of service. These contributions will be invested to earn investment returns and can be withdrawn in full upon retirement.


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Fire & Rescue Specialist (Direct-Entry Sergeant)

As a Fire and Rescue Specialist, you will respond to emergency incidents and assume the role of incident commander. You will conduct firefighting & rescue operations, fire safety enforcement and fire investigation.

 

Benefits

  • Class 3 License with opportunity to acquire Class 2, Class 4 and Class 5
  • Certificate of Attainment for “Respond to Fire Emergency in Buildings” and “Respond to Fire and HazMat Emergency”
  • Fire Safety Manager Certificate
  • Basic First Aid & CPR-AED Certified
  • SwimSafer 1 Certified
  • Leave entitlement
    • 14 - 18 days vacation leave
    • 14 days of medical leave, or 60 days with hospitalisation
    • 12 days of annual study leave (subject to approval)
  • Comprehensive group insurance scheme
  • Marriage / Child birth benefits
  • Subsidised medical and dental treatment
  • Retention and retirement benefits

 

Training

You will undergo a 5-month residential Section Commander Course (SCC) that allows you to develop specialised skills in fire fighting, rescue techniques and HazMat mitigation. Trainees will also undergo leadership development segments aimed at honing their man-management skills.

 

Postings

After completing the SCC, you will be posted as a Section Commander at a fire station where you will lead a team in responding to emergencies and incidents. This will enable you to obtain valuable operational experience and team leadership skills. Subsequent postings may expose you to command (e.g. Deputy Rota Commander at a fire station) or specialist functions (e.g. HazMat, Fire Investigation and Enforcement).

FRS - Postings table

Under the new unified rank scheme, good performing Direct-Entry Sergeants can be directly promoted to the rank of Lieutenant within the first few years in the Force.

 

Pre-Enlistees

Fulfil your National Service liability by serving 5 years as a regular Direct-Entry Sergeant (FRS), and still draw full salary and benefits. Pre-enlistees should apply 3 months before your enlistment date.

 

Sign-On Bonus

Direct-Entry Sergeants will receive a Sign-On Bonus of $10,000 upon appointment (subject to eligibility).

 

Salary

Salary Range

$1,916 - $2,614 *

*Excluding allowance

*with effect from 10 September 2020

Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

 

Strategic Payment Scheme

New officers can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months (LTA and below) quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.

 

INVEST Retirement Package

As a uniformed officer, you will be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST Scheme. A contribution of 7.75% of your gross salary will be credited monthly into your retirement account starting from your fifth year of service. These contributions will be invested to earn investment returns, and can be withdrawn in full upon retirement.


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Paramedic Specialist (Direct-Entry Sergeant)

As a Paramedic Specialist, you will be responsible for providing first-class pre-hospital care. In times of distress and pain, you are calm and quick to make sense of your patient’s needs.

 

Benefits

  • Diploma in Paramedicine
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certified
  • Emergency Medical Specialist Certified
  • Paramedic Level 3 Certified, with advancement opportunity to Level 4
  • Leave entitlement
    • 14 - 18 days vacation leave
    • 14 days of medical leave, or 60 days with hospitalisation
    • 12 days of annual study leave (subject to approval)
  • Comprehensive group insurance scheme
  • Marriage / Child birth benefits
  • Subsidised medical and dental treatment
  • Retention and retirement benefits

 

Training

 

To equip you with the knowledge and skills to be a paramedic in SCDF, you will undergo a paramedicine course which will include a full-time one-year course in Paramedicine at Nanyang Polytechnic and three-month of training with SCDF’s Emergency Medical Service.

 

 

Postings

After completing the SCC, you will be posted as a Paramedic at a fire station.  As you progress in your career, you can expect to take up higher appointments such as Paramedic Overall In-Charge, Paramedic Instructor or Medical Training Coordinator.

 

Under the new unified rank scheme, good performing Direct-Entry Sergeants can be directly promoted to the rank of Lieutenant within the first few years in the Force.

 

Pre-Enlistees

Fulfil your National Service liability by serving 5 years as a regular Direct-Entry Sergeant (Paramedic), and still draw full salary and benefits. Pre-enlistees should apply 3 months before your enlistment date.

 

Sign-On Bonus

Direct-Entry Sergeants will receive a Sign-On Bonus of $10,000 upon appointment (subject to eligibility).

 

Salary

Salary Range

$1,916 - $2,614 *

*Excluding allowance

*with effect from 10 September 2020

Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.

 

Strategic Payment Scheme

New officers can look forward to cash payouts of 3 months (LTA and below) quantum upon reaching their 3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th, 20th, and 25th year in service.

 

INVEST Retirement Package

As a uniformed officer, you will be eligible for retirement benefits under the INVEST Scheme. A contribution of 7.75% of your gross salary will be credited monthly into your retirement account starting from your fifth year of service. These contributions will be invested to earn investment returns, and can be withdrawn in full upon retirement.

 

Click here for more information for Direct-Entry Sergeant (Paramedic).

 

 Apply for Paramedic Specialist (Direct-Entry Sergeant)

 

Contact Us

For any enquiries on joining the Life Saving Force, feel free to contact us at SCDF_Recruitment@scdf.gov.sg