Fifteen years ago, on 19 June, MX Munawar bin Zainudin was officially ‘promoted’ to the role of a father with the birth of his first child, A’zizy Mui’zzuddin bin Munawar. What makes this Father’s Day doubly special is that A’zizy’s birthday coincidently falls on the Father’s Day this year!
Meet two of our Full-time National Servicemen, Corporal (NSF) Noah Lim Tian Run and Lance Corporal (NSF) Muhammad Syakir Bin Jeffry, who participated in the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam from 12 May to 23 May 2022. CPL (NSF) Noah, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) from Alexandra Fire Station, clinched the gold medal in Ju-jitsu while LCP (NSF) Muhammad Syakir, a firefighter from Tuas Fire Station, took the joint-bronze medal in Pencak Silat for Team Singapore.
SCDF has been deeply committed in driving our digital transformation and has embarked on a mission to inculcate a digitally ready and innovative-minded workforce. On 24 January 2022, what was previously known as Innoventure Land was officially rebranded as the Lifesavers Innovation and Technology (LIT) Space. Its soft launch was officiated by Comr Eric Yap, Commissioner SCDF.
On 28 October 2021, the Home Team Volunteer Network (HTVN) celebrated its decennial anniversary and held a virtual event to honour its pool of dedicated volunteers. Four outstanding volunteers were recognised for their leadership, strong commitment and active participation in volunteering for the Home Team (HT). Sixteen other HT volunteers received the Commendation Award for their exemplary service.
Despite the evolving pandemic situation, this year’s National Day Parade (NDP) brought together Singaporeans from all walks of life to celebrate Singapore’s 56th year of independence.
On 11 January 2021, over 1,000 SCDF officers involved in front-line healthcare operations received their Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccination at the Temporary Medical Centre set-up at HQ SCDF. Prior to the vaccination, these officers were screened for their eligibility, based on their medical history and pre-existing medical conditions. They received their second dose on 1 February 2021. Rescue 995 engaged Paramedic WO1 Mohamed Shafiee bin Jamin and Emergency Medical Technician SGT3 Muhammad Aerzam bin Abdullah on their experience for being one of the first few SCDF officers to be vaccinated.
Meet CPT Saifulbahri Bin Mohd Idris, a training management officer at SCDF 1st Division HQ and one of the recipients of the Home Team Sports and Recreation Association (HTSRA) Merit Award 2020. This award acknowledges CPT Saifulbahri’s outstanding contribution as a Sports Convenor of SCDF’s Sepak Takraw. Under CPT Saifulbahri’s guidance, SCDF’s Sepak Takraw team emerged as champions and runners-up for several tournaments in 2019 and in the early part of 2020 before the start of Covid-19 Circuit Breaker.
MAJ (NS) Rozaiman Rosidi, 37 years of age, started his National Service in 2005 in the Singapore Armed Forces before he was posted to the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In SCDF, MAJ (NS) Rozaiman completed a 9-month Basic Officers’ Course (BOC), and was subsequently posted to the Special Rescue Battalion (SRB) as a Platoon Commander.
For the first time since our nation’s independence, the National Day Parade (NDP) was held virtually across the island, as the nation unites in our fight against COVID-19. One of the highlights of this year’s NDP was the Maritime Sailpast where the Life Saving Force showcased three of its marine firefighting vessels. Two of these vessels, the Heavy Fire Vessel (Red Sailfish) and the Heavy Rescue Vessel (Red Manta), were commissioned on 20 August last year, marking a giant leap in our operational capability in maritime firefighting.
Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Health, during his visit to SCDF’s Operations Centre and Paya Lebar Fire Station on 12 February 2020, thanked SCDF personnel for stepping up and rising to the call to serve Singapore in this time of crisis. These included those screening passengers at the airport, swabbing those placed under quarantine, and conveying suspected cases to hospitals.