Tag: SCDF

Dr Chee says fire hose saga is a prime example of how the opposition should work, in the wake of PAP MP’s apology

Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) chief Dr Chee Soon Juan said the Bukit Batok fire hose reel issue is a prime example of how the opposition should work. His comments came hours after ruling party MP Murali Pillai apologised for the lapses uncovered by the Singapore Civil...

SCDF warns Jurong-Clementi Town Council following malfunctioning hose reel

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) released a statement and a warning to the Jurong-Clementi Town Council following reported malfunctioning of water hose reels. The SCDF responded to a fire alert at a flat in Bukit Batok on Nov 1. The fire broke out on the...

SCDF reports another PMD-related fire, this time at Hougang HDB flat corridor

Singapore—The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) responded to a fire late in the afternoon of Monday, November 4, outside an 11th-floor unit at Blk 927 Hougang St 91. The good news is that SCDF personnel were able to extinguish the fire using buckets of water...

Officer in SCDF ragging death guilty of instigating colleague to push victim into fire station well

Singapore—On October 31, an officer of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was convicted over the May 2018 death of a full-time national serviceman. Thirty-six-year-old First Warrant Officer Mohamed Farid Mohd Saleh was found guilty of telling Staff Sergeant Nur Fatwa Mahmood to push Corporal Kok...

20-year-old woman jumps to her death off skybrige at Pinnacle@Duxton, despite SCDF safety cushions

Singapore—A 20-year-old woman jumped off of the sky bridge on the 50th floor at the Pinnacle@Duxton. The woman missed the two safety cushions the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) had set up, and was pronounced dead on the scene. On Monday, October 14, the SCDF...

Netizens praise brave British tourists who helped rescue drowning woman from lake at Xiao Guilin

Singapore—Netizens were full of praise for two British tourists who displayed heroism, compassion, and courage as they helped rescue a woman in the lake at Bukit Batok Town Park, which is also known as Little Guilin or Xiao Guilin. On September 24, Tuesday, the couple,...

Quick-thinking 15-year-old NCDCC cadet performs CPR on woman hit by bus

Singapore—The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) took to Facebook today to laud a 15-year-old student whose quick thinking may have saved the life of a woman hit by a bus. After the bus that Diniy Qurratuaini was riding home on collided with a woman, the...

SCDF pulls down distraught and weeping 17-year-old girl off Toa Payoh carpark ledge

Singapore—A young girl was seen sitting on the ledge of a multi-story carpark at Toa Payoh shortly past 8:30 on the evening of August 31, Saturday. She was weeping and had her legs over the ledge. Shortly afterward, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)...

Inter-agency task force aims to reduce PMD fire risks

Singapore — In light of several fires caused by personal mobility devices (PMDs), the  government has set up a dedicated task force to look into the incidents and prepare ways to avoid further damage. The task force consists of the Land Transport Authority (LTA), Singapore...

Another PMD catches fire inside Sembawang flat

Singapore — A personal mobility device (PMD) caught fire inside a Sembawang flat in the early morning of  Monday (Aug 26). According to a Facebook post by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), the fire broke out in a flat on the 12th floor of...