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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[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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07a-CDAU in the Thick of Actions  How My National Service Changed My View About Lifesaving copy

How My National Service Changed My View About Lifesaving

More than five years ago, SGT1 (V) Muhammad Zainal Abidin was enlisted for National Service (NS) along with many other Singaporean males around the age of 18 years old. “When I was first enlisted, I did not see the importance of serving NS and in fact, I was reluctant to participate fully during the training,” said Zainal, 26, as he recalled his experience as a full-time National Serviceman (NSF) with SCDF. What Zainal did not know then was that he was about to experience a turning point in his life that would change his view about lifesaving. Read more about Zainal's story here...

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A ‘wefie’ with Mdm President

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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In conversation with TSO Tan Chiew Sia

In Conversation with ‘TSO Tan Chew Sia’ (with a short video clip)

Meet TSO Tan Chew Sia, who spent 40 years in his career ensuring that your home, office, and even the shopping mall you go to are safe from potential fire hazard.

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