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.
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
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.
Fulfill 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.
From 1 November 2023, Direct-Entry Sergeants (SGT1/SGT2) will receive a Sign-On Bonus of $30,000 upon confirmation in service.
With effect from 1st November 2022, the salary range is $2,547 - $2,753. Indicative salary for fresh graduates. Additional increments may be given for relevant work experience and completion of full-time National Service.
- 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
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will be invested to earn investment returns, and can be withdrawn in full upon retirement.