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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Our photo with SCDF officers at the Partners Pavilion of the SGFPC

SCDF Ready Week returns after 3 years!

The SCDF Ready Week 2023 is back after a 3-year break from the COVID-19 pandemic. The SCDF Ready Week was made up of a few signature events, which brought about greater cooperation in emergency response and preparedness.

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EBSC in 2023

Reflecting on a Decade of Resilience and Support in The Life Saving Force

SCDF’s Emergency Behavioural Sciences and CARE Unit (EBSC) was established in 2013, as the pillar of psychological support for SCDF officers. Today, we are pleased to turn back the pages in nostalgia, revisiting the history of psychological services in SCDF, and the highlights from EBSC’s recent 10th anniversary. EBSC’s roots can be traced back to 1995, when the pioneer officers in the Emergency Behaviour Management (EBM) Section introduced resilience training, counselling, and crisis support services to SCDF personnel. This helped promote awareness of traumatic incident stress among frontliners, encouraging them to seek help and take the first steps towards recovery following the encounter with such incidents.

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The true spirit of One ASEAN One Response

Rescue995’s Exclusive: The ASEAN Disaster Management Week

The stage was set and the lights were dimmed. With much anticipation and enthusiasm, the inaugural ASEAN Disaster Management Week (ADMW) was launched. Held from 21 to 24 August, under the banner of the ASEAN Committee on Disaster Management (ACDM), this conference aimed to enhance disaster management, disaster risk reduction, and disaster resilience in the ASEAN region. Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law, was the Guest-of-Honour for the opening of the ADMW.

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Onward As One: Singapore’s 58th Birthday

As Singapore marked its 58th year of independence on 9 August 2023, Rescue995 is proud to showcase the dedication of SCDF officers as they trained and prepared for this year's National Day Parade (NDP).

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Residents having hands-on training with fire extinguishers. PHOTO - SCDF : Thomas Lim

Ready, Set, Save! Making Emergency Preparedness fun for all!

Our community’s emergency preparedness and ability to recover from crisis situations are vital to our nation’s safety and security. To this end, SCDF’s officers from the Division Community Engagement Branches (CEBs) serve as the bridge between SCDF and the public. They work tirelessly with various community partners to conduct public outreach events, such as the Community Resilience Day (CR Day) and the Safety & Security Day (S&S Day). Through these events, the public will gain awareness in emergency preparedness and feel empowered to respond effectively, should any emergency occur. Rescue995 spoke to two CEB officers, to understand the remarkable work they have done for the community.

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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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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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Source: Screen captures from the movie trailer “Notre-Dame on Fire”

Notre Dame on Fire: A Review and Key Lessons Learnt

On 1 December 2022, the National Fire and Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC) held a charity film preview of “Notre Dame on Fire” at Shaw Theatres. Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim, Member of Parliament for Chua Chu Kang Group Representation Constituency, and Deputy Chairman of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Home Affairs and Law, graced the charity event together with about 600 guests.

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NS Give Back: Protecting Our Environment and Giving Back to Local Community

Since 1967, National Service (NS) has become an accepted rite of passage for all male citizens and Permanent Residents of Singapore. In SCDF, besides training to protect and save lives and property, NS has also incorporated its focus on sustainability and giving back to the community. In commemoration of 55 years of National Service (NS55), Rescue995 has put together a collage of the NS55 Ground-up Initiatives (GUI) on sustainability that we have accomplished for the year.

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