On 13 July 2019, close to 600 Secondary One students were sworn in as National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) cadets at the NCDCC Affirmation Day 2019 held at Heartbeat@Bedok. In its effort to champion community first responders, the NCDCC held its Affirmation Day in a public place for the second year.
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.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) signed a Memorandum of Intent (MOI) with both non-governmental organisations, Mercy Relief (MR) and Singapore Red Cross (SRC), on 8 May 2019 at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Mr Amrin Amin, Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Health, witnessed the MOI signing, which marked the renewal of SCDF’s existing partnership with MR and SRC.