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SCDF Celebrates 150 Years of Volunteerism with Gala Nite

SCDF held its first Civil Defence (CD) Volunteer Gala Nite on 19 July 2019 to honour and acknowledge the contributions of CD volunteers and celebrate the 150th year of volunteerism in civil defence. The gala dinner was held at the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, where over 400 SCDF volunteers and Community First Responders (CFRs) attended this milestone event in SCDF’s history.

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08a 3 New Commissioned Vessels to Boost SCDFs Marine Firefighting Capability

[With Video] 3 New Commissioned Vessels to Boost SCDF’s Marine Firefighting Capability

On 20 August 2019, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) commissioned three new marine firefighting vessels. The commissioning ceremony was witnessed by Mr K Shanmugam, Minister for Home Affairs & Minister for Law. Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Shanmugam said the new vessels will further enhance SCDF’s marine firefighting capabilities. At the press briefing, Assistant Commissioner (AC) Derek Tan, Commander of the SCDF Marine Division, said that with the addition of the three new vessels, the SCDF Marine Division currently has a total of eight firefighting vessels in its fleet and also more could be added in the future. Read more about the new marine firefighting vessels here...

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“Hard Work Beats Talent”, says the 3-time Champ

The 2019 Singapore-Global Firefighters and Paramedic Challenge (SGFPC) consists of three categories of competition namely, the Global Challenge, Singapore Challenge, and Public Challenge. This year, SCDF and 13 international teams participated in the Global Challenge category.

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SGT3 Syahrir (left) is an Emergency Medical Technician section commander from Yishun Fire Station while SGT2 Syahkir (right) is a Fire & Rescue Specialist from Kallang Fire Station.

Thicker Than Water: Brothers Share Their Passion Saving Lives and Protecting Properties

Growing up, SGT3 Muhammad Syahrir Bin Shahar and SGT2 Muhammad Syahkir Bin Shahar shared a lot in common — they love collecting insects and chasing monitor lizards. And every Sunday morning, they would be out skateboarding, and sometimes, cycling around the neighbourhood in their bicycles. Now, as SCDF officers, they share a passion to protect and save lives and property.

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SGT1(V) Koh Yi Hui

Fortitude Beyond Pride and Care

Meet SGT1(V) Koh Yi Hui, 29, a Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) officer, who was one of the recipients of the SCDF’s Pride and Care Star Award 2020. The annual award recognizes SCDF personnel who have performed beyond their call of duty and displayed the core values of “Pride” in their work and “Care” for the community. Rescue 995 engaged SGT1 (V) Koh, a full-time medical officer at Khoo Teck Puat Hospital (KTPH), for an exclusive interview.

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SWO1 Irianto Bin Marino (left) and CPT Jadyn Toh Pei Xuan (right)

Grooming Generations of Life Savers

Trainers in SCDF play a key role in imparting valuable knowledge and skills to the trainees, grooming them to be life savers. Captain (CPT) Jadyn Toh Pei Xuan and Senior First Warrant Officer (SWO1) Irianto Bin Marino are two such trainers. They are actively involved in training officer cadets undergoing the Rota Commander Course (RCC) at the Leadership Development Centre of the Civil Defence Academy (CDA).

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SGT2 Victor Phua

The Dashing Off-Duty Paramedic to the Rescue

On a rainy evening a month ago, SGT2 Victor Phua, a Paramedic Trainee then, was travelling along the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) with his family when a road traffic accident occurred...

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