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Mdm Tang Lin Yok

[With Video] In Conversation with Merdeka Generation Nurse and Former Ambulance Officer — Mdm Tang Lin Yok

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.

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3-TIME-Champ1

“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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04a A Day in a Life of Volunteer Fire and Rescue Specialist

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer Fire and Rescue Specialist

Volunteer Fire and Rescue Specialist (FRS), LTA (V) Lin Jiawei, 27, together with his colleagues from the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU), fought the massive Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) facility fire at Jalan Buroh on the Friday evening of 21 June 2019. As he approached the scorching heat and thick smoke that blurred his vision momentarily, Jiawei recalled hearing the loud sound of explosions and the sight of flying LPG canisters. “To be honest, I was afraid of the scale of fire and the danger it posed,” said Jiawei. “However, it was my duty as a trained FRS to put out the fire, I had to put aside my fear no matter what and confront the inferno.” Read more of the article here...

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From the Fire Ground - Fire in 5th floor unit. Someone trapped inside

From the Fire Ground: “Fire in 5th floor unit. Someone trapped inside.”

“Fire in 5th floor unit. Someone trapped inside.” That was the message routed to the Rota on shift at Jurong Fire Station on the night of 18th August 2019. Two fire bikes, two fire engines, a Red Rhino and a combined platform ladder were immediately dispatched to the scene at Block 158 Yung Loh Road. Read more of this story here...

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Short-Film SS

[With Video] In Conversation with Award-Winning Filmmaker, SCDF NSF PTE Jastine Tan

Meet SCDF’s full-time National Serviceman (NSF) PTE Jastine Tan, a winner of not one but two prestigious awards at a recent short film competition hosted by cINE65. cINE65 is an initiative launched by Nexus in July 2011 with an aim to capture our Singaporean identity through the lenses of local aspiring filmmakers. Jastine’s short film entitled, ‘My Homeland: A Photography Project by Grandpa Chen’ was awarded the Best Overall Film and the Movies Makers Award. Jastine is an active member of the SCDF’s Media Production Unit (MPU), Corporate Communications Department (CCD). Check out the video below for an exclusive Rescue 995 interview with PTE Jastine Tan...

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01 The Hybrid Lifesaver and VSC

The Hybrid: Lifesaver and Volunteer Special Constabulary

If you think that being a volunteer in two Home Team departments is impossible, then one Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) officer has made the impossible possible. Meet SGT1 (V) Leow Yong Tai, 37, an auxiliary firefighter with the SCDF and a Police volunteer special constabulary (VSC)[1] , who works full-time as a Human Resource professional in a Multi-National Corporation (MNC). Rescue 995 speaks to SGT1 Leow Yong Tai to find out more about his experience as a volunteer for CDAU and VSC.

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02 The Nursing Student Who Aspires More Than Just A Lifesaver

The Nursing Student Who Aspires To Be A Lifesaver

SGT2 (V) Eugene Seah, 24, did not walk the path of ordinary undergraduates whose main focus is typically to first get a degree and then a job. In fact, at the young age of 13, Eugene has already set his mind on a career that fits his passion of helping others in need. Read more of Eugene's story in this article here...

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03 Firefighting is like a hobby to me

“Firefighting is like a hobby to me”

Meet SGT1 (V) Jeffrey Tan, a volunteer firefighter in the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) who holds three portfolios in his career. Besides being a Senior Healthcare Executive at the Healthcare Support Services and an Assistant Operations Manager at Certis CISCO, Jeffrey is also a Discipline Master at the Republic Polytechnic.

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05 A Day in a Life of  Volunteer Medic

A Day in the Life of a Volunteer Medic

Chun Ju joined the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) in 2015 when he was pursuing his full-time degree in Computer Science at the National Technological University (NTU). Despite being a full-time web developer now, Chun Ju still actively commits two days per week as a volunteer medic at Alexandra Fire Station. Read more about Chun Ju's experience as a volunteer medic here...

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06 A Nurse's Tales from the Frontline as a Volunteer Medic

A Nurse’s Tales from the Frontline as a Volunteer Medic

A nurse’s mission is not just to save lives but to preserve the quality of life. Volunteer medic SGT1 (V) Guo Bing is a professional nurse who holds this mission close to her heart. After graduating with a Nursing Diploma in 2002, Guo Bing started her career as a nurse and later, joined the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) in 2017. She commits twice a month as a volunteer medic at Sengkang Fire Station. Read more about Guo Bing's experience as a volunteer medic at the frontline here...

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