Tag: SCDF

3 vegetation fires hit S’pore within 48 hours, 1 located at East Coast Park was the size of 2 football fields

Singapore – In the span of a few hours, Singapore had three vegetation fires, one in the East Coast Park, one at Jurong Road and the other along Pang Sua Canal. On the evening of August 12 (Monday), a massive vegetation fire broke out in East Coast Park. Members of...

SCDF, police come to aid of man sitting on 7th floor ledge of Tanjong Pagar condominium

Singapore—On August 7, Wednesday, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), as well as the Singapore Police Force, responded to a “rescue incident” involving a man who was sitting on the ledge of the seventh floor of a condominium in Tanjong Pagar. Yahoo News Singapore reports...

Fire causes evacuation of Mount Elizabeth Hospital staff at Orchard Road

Singapore—A fire in the early morning hours caused the evacuation of 60 staff members of the Mount Elizabeth Hospital in Orchard Road on July 28, Sunday. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on its Facebook page on Sunday, said shortly after half past six in...

SP Group warns public not to entertain salespeople posing as its employees selling fire extinguishers

Singapore — Scammers are using the recent HDB flat fire as an opportunity to make some cash. A scheme with salespeople posing as employees from Singapore Power (SP) Group are allegedly selling fire extinguishers without the authorisation of the company. On July 20 (Saturday), a 40-year-old man died in...

Officer in SCDF ragging fatality claims he was told to push victim

Singapore—According to Staff Sergeant Nur Fatwa Mahmood, he was told by his colleague First Warrant Officer Mohamed Farid Mohd Saleh to push Corporal Kok Yuen Chin into the well of Tuas View Fire Station on May 13, 2018, which led to Corporal Kok’s death. Staff...

Second PMD related fire at HDB, this time at Ang Mo Kio, 3 rescued and 60 evacuated

Singapore – On July 22 (Monday) at 3:05 pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) was alerted to a residential unit fire on the fourth floor of Block 225 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 1 – just four days after the Bukit Batok HDB flat...

E-scooters left on charge mode causes fire in Bukit Batok flat

Singapore — Three people were injured and more than 70 residents were evacuated following the HDB fire that broke out during the early hours of Thursday morning. Singapore Civil Defence Forces (SCDF) rescued a man and a woman from their burning flat on the 26th...

Fire at Boon Lay HDB injures 6, 100 residents evacuated

Singapore — A fire broke out on the fourth floor of a Boon Lay Housing Board flat on Monday evening, July 15, injuring six people and causing the evacuation of around 100 residents. At around 10:15 pm, the Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was...

Minister Masagos Zulkifli: No toxic chemicals in Singapore air and water

Singapore—Minister for the Environment and Natural Resources Masagos Zulkifli says the Pasir Gudang pollution in Johor is not impacting Singapore's air and water. There have been anxieties regarding the potentially adverse effects of the pollution in Pasir Gudang on Singapore because of the proximity of...

Witness in SCDF ragging death says his memory of the incidents may be faulty

In the ongoing trial of two SCDF officers in the ragging death of Corporal Kok Yuen Chin, who drowned when he was pushed into the Tuas View Fire Station pump well on May 13, 2018, a witness said that his memories of one of...