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.
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.
After completing the RCC, you will first be posted as a Rota Commander at a fire station where you will oversee the operational readiness and administrative functions of your Rota. In addition, you may be expected to be involved in Division-level
projects from time to time
As a staff officer, you may be involved in strategic planning and policy formulation at various corporate functions of the Force
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:
From a Rota Commander, you could work your way up to become a Commander Fire Station and subsequently a Division Commander. Strategise operational plans and capabilities of fire stations to safeguard the stability of our nation.
You may be provided with an opportunity to hone your skillset in specialist functions such as Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART), Marine Fire Fighting, Fire Investigation and enforcement. Join the elites to make an everyday impact
on people’s lives.
As a senior officer, you get to be involved in corporate functions such as strategic planning, training, technology development and public affairs. Be involved in shaping the policies that develop the capabilities of the SCDF
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.
With effect from 1st January 2022, the salary range is $4,290 - $4,828. Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.
- 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 / Childbirth benefits
- Subsidised medical and dental treatment
- Retention and retirement benefits
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.