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Opening of Lifesavers’ Connect Hub at Kallang Fire Station
31 May 2022

 

The Lifesavers’ Connect Hub (LCH) at Kallang Fire Station was officially opened by Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of National Development on 31 May 2022.

 

A Nation of Lifesavers

As part of SCDF’s vision to build ‘A Nation of Lifesavers’, SCDF aims to equip one million persons with lifesaving skills by 2025. To achieve this, SCDF has established the Lifesavers’ Connect (LC) Network to deepen public engagement and increase the training touchpoints for our community to learn emergency preparedness (EP) skills. The LC Network will consist of LC Zones at SCDF fire posts and at fire stations1 , LC Centres at Division Headquarters and brought together by the LCH2 .

 

Lifesavers’ Connect Hub

The LCH at Kallang Fire Station will host volunteer leadership development programmes3 and dialogues4 at no charge to further cultivateSCDF volunteer leaders beyond lifesaving skills. These programmes will benefit volunteers as they will be able to carry out their roles meaningfully with SCDF and allow them to function as well-rounded volunteers.

The integrated LCH at Hill Street will house the Civil Defence Heritage Gallery, the Emergency Preparedness Centre and a leadership development space. The LCH will serve as a focal point for all Lifesavers in the community to step up as a volunteer to conduct ground-up collaborative projects and initiatives relating to EP. Through the LCH, partnerships among all partners5 and volunteers6 will be forged. Through this dedicated premises, volunteers will be able to interact and exchange knowledge with one another to equip themselves with EP skills and build resilience in facing emergencies as a community.

 

With the opening of the Lifesavers’ Connect Hub, volunteer leaders can come together to share knowledge and experience with one another, creating and implementing valuable emergency preparedness projects. The programmes at the Lifesavers’ Connect Hub will also hone the leadership skills of our volunteers.”

 

- Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim,

Minister of State, Ministry of Home Affairs

and Ministry of National Development 

 

Issued By:

Corporate Communications Department

Singapore Civil Defence Force

 

1 The LC Zone is a physical space where the community can engage in learning and refresher handson training such as performing Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, using Improvised First Aid Skills, and In-Place Protection procedures through interactive kiosks.

2 The full-fledged LCH will be situated at Hill Street. The LCH at Kallang Fire Station serves as a space for SCDF volunteers and stakeholders to connect and co-create EP initiatives in the meantime. The LCH at Kallang Fire Station is situated at Level 6 and occupies 108 square meters.

3 Examples of development programmes include leadership and public speaking.

4 Examples of dialogues include in-depth sharing and/or case studies by experienced leaders and volunteers.

5 Key partners include National Fire and Emergency Preparedness Council, Association of Company Emergency Response Teams (Singapore), Fire Safety Managers’ Association Singapore, People’s Association and the various Community Emergency and Engagement Committees.

6 Volunteers include members of the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit, student members of the National Civil Defence Cadet Corp at secondary schools, Civil Defence Lionhearter Club at tertiary educational institutions and Community First Responders.

 

 

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