Fire, Emergency Medical Services and Enforcement Statistics 2019
12 February 2020
The number of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) calls continued to increase in 2019. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to 191,468 EMS calls last year, an average of about 520 calls a day. This was an increase of 2.1% from 2018, and continues the upward trend since 1998. Non-emergency and false alarm calls remain an area of concern as they constituted 9.2% of EMS calls. SCDF will continue its efforts to raise public awareness of the differences between emergency and non-emergency cases.
The overall number of fire incidents increased by 7.8% in 2019. In particular, there was an increase in fires involving personal mobility devices, and this is another area of concern. SCDF will continue to work closely with our partners and stakeholders to increase public awareness on how to prevent fires.
SCDF conducted 13,397 fire safety enforcement checks in 2019 and issued 2,045 Notices of Fire Safety Offences and 2,487 Fire Hazard Abatement Notices. SCDF will continue its public education efforts to encourage the public to report fire hazards that they come across.
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