Hotlines
  • 995

    Fire Engine/ Ambulance

  • 1777

    Non-Emergency Ambulance

  • Fire Hazard Reporting

    1800 280 0000

  • General Enquiries

    1800 286 5555

  • 995

    Fire Engine/ Ambulance

  • 1777

    Non-Emergency Ambulance

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.

 

Direct-Entry Lieutenant


As a Direct-Entry Lieutenant, 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 -$4,921*

*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.

 

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.

 

Click here for more information for Direct-Entry Lieutenant.

 

 

APPLY NOW

Direct-Entry Sergeant (Fire & Rescue Specialist)

 

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.

 

 

Click here for more information on Fire and Rescue Specialist

 

 

APPLY NOW

Direct-Entry Sergeant (Paramedic)

As a Paramedic, 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

  • 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

You will undergo a 15-month (1-month residential) Section Commander Course (SCC) that will equip you with medical knowledge, skills and the aptitude to take on the challenging role of a Paramedic who responds to pre-hospital medical emergencies.

 

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.

 

PRM - 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 (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 NOW

Contact Us

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