Anthony Chen is a young film director who made his debut feature in Ilo Ilo in 2013. It was premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded the Camera d’Or award (Best First Feature Film award). He became the first Singaporean to win an award at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
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.
Last month, SCDF Warrant Officer, WO2 Nasiruddin Ghaffor fought a huge fire that engulfed a HDB unit in his neighbourhood at Yishun with just a fire-resistant hood and a hose reel.
Rescue 995 engaged WO2 Nasiruddin for an excusive one-on-one interview.
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.
CPT Amelia Lim, a graduate from the AHA Centre Executive (ACE) Programme in November 2019, was one of the three outstanding participants who were awarded the ACE Stellar Award. For this programme’s intake, CPT Amelia is the only Singaporean among 18 representatives from the 10 Asean countries. She is also the first female SCDF officer to be a member of the Asean Emergency Response and Assessment Team and a certified leader in disaster management.
On a Wednesday afternoon, 19 February 2020, SCDF received a call for a medical emergency incident at Yishun Polyclinic. Forgoing their lunch, the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel from Yishun Fire Station swung into action. Within minutes, the crew arrived at the scene donned in their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and attended to the patient.
On 12 March 2020, the Civil Defence Lionhearter (CDLH) Club at Singapore University of Technology & Design (SUTD) clinched the Jyoti and Aditya Mathur Student Achievement Award for being the Outstanding Student Organisation at SUTD.
The Student Achievement Award recognises students who had brought honour to the University by demonstrating exceptional performance in their Fifth Row activities and contributed positively towards the quality and vibrancy of campus life by impacting the SUTD community positively.
Adam Idris Lim Wei, a second-year student at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), is the President of the school’s Civil Defence (CD) Lionhearter Club and an SCDF scholar with a curious and innovative mind. Adam joined the Lionhearter Club in his first year as he wanted to contribute to society in a meaningful way by applying his first-aid skillsets which he honed during his National Service with the SCDF.
Bright eyed, excited and freshly minted LTA (NSF) Aveek Goswami reported for duty on his first day keen to learn and do a good job in leading a platoon of men as a Rota Commander in SCDF’s Special Rescue Unit (SRU). He has heard much about SRU and how it was recognised as the crack troops of SCDF. The SRU specialises in decontamination, large fire and rescue operations and mass casualty ambulance conveyance. It is always ready 24/7.
Madam Tang Lin Yok, a 64-year-old Merdeka Generation nurse who is now an Assistant Director of Nursing at Mount Elizabeth Hospital. She has spent more than 40 years of her career with a mission to save lives and preserve the quality of life.