“We will see it through!” – the IRNAP Certification Journey of 11 Rescue Unit and 11 Medical Unit

11 Rescue Unit and 11 Medical Unit (11 RU/MU) went through numerous challenges to attain their IRNAP certification in May 2024. Rescue995 recaps the unit's certification journey and interviews the Unit Commander of 11MU, LTC (NS) (Dr) Goh Seo Kiat, to understand why he extended his National Service voluntarily, to complete the IRNAP certification with his unit.

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Protecting us from dusk till dawn

Protecting us from Dusk till Dawn

While our city sleeps, our dedicated SCDF frontliners remain vigilant and ready for action at a moment’s notice. In this feature story, Rescue995 caught up with a firefighter and a paramedic, as they shared some insights of the challenges and memorable moments during their night shift tour of duty.

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Unsung heroes behind SCDF’s logistics support

Behind every lifesaving mission that SCDF responds to, an equally significant group is working quietly behind the scenes. These unsung heroes ensure that our emergency responders are fully equipped and well-prepared to carry out their mission to protect and save lives and property.

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The Steadfast Custodian of SCDF’s History

Mr Segar Suppiah is a custodian of SCDF’s rich history at the CDHG. As a seasoned Heritage Gallery Guide, he brings the artefacts to life with his passion and somewhat serious but unique and engaging way of telling a story. After a career spanning over four decades in the SCDF, Mr. Segar now dedicates his time and energy to preserving the rich history of civil defence in Singapore and presenting it to the public.

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Coastal Cleanups on Sisters' Island and St John's Island

Apart from saving lives at sea, the SCDF Marine Division is also protecting our environment through its coastal cleanup initiatives on Sisters’ Islands and St John’s Island. Rescue995 has put together this photo story to illustrate the SCDF Marine Division's efforts in conserving marine ecosystems on Singapore’s offshore islands.

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Behind the Scenes: SCDF's Media Production Unit

If you have been following SCDF on its social media platforms, you might have seen some of these captivating videos. At the heart of these productions resides the creativity and passion of SCDF's Media Production Unit (MPU).

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Going Digital: Enhancing Efficiency and Productivity in the Frontlines

Rescue995 headed down to the LIT Space to catch a glimpse of the up-and-coming technological developments in SCDF’s day-to-day operations. Over 300 SCDF personnel and strategic partners attended the 3-day event and immersed themselves in the wide array of interactive technology and digital applications.

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IFFD 2023

Honouring and Remembering SCDF’s Fallen Heroes

Clicking and rustling could be heard in the drill yard of the fire station, as fire helmets were unbuckled and taken off. The firefighters held their helmets firmly tucked under their left arms and a few of them lightly touched the red and blue ribbons that were pinned on their fire jackets. For a moment, the air was silent and still, as the SCDF officers bowed their heads in unison and honoured the emergency responders who have fallen in the line of duty. They may no longer be with us, but their sacrifices will never be forgotten.

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Exercise Northstar XI: The Epilogue

On 22 March 2023, more than 300 personnel from various agencies, including the SCDF, Singapore Police Force (SPF), Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), JTC Corporation, ExxonMobil, Keppel Infrastructure, Jurong Port Universal Terminal (JPUT), Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Ministry of Health (MOH), and Home Team Science and Technology Agency (HTX), took part in Exercise Northstar XI at Jurong Island.

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Our People Our Pride

Our People Our Pride: Beyond the Call of Duty

On the evening of 14 April 2023, eager whispers could be heard from the Istana lawn, where over 400 guests had gathered. SCDF officers, volunteers and strategic partners were there for the SCDF Garden Reception, which commemorates SCDF Day, marking the merger of the Singapore Fire Service and SCDF on 15 April 1989. At the same time, SCDF officers who went beyond the call of duty to keep Singapore safe were also given recognition for their dedication and commitment to duty. The event was graced by President Halimah Yacob.

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