Tag: SCDF

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...

Station commander in SCDF ragging death says he would have stopped the ‘kolam’ ritual

Singapore— Major (MAJ) Huang Weikang, the commander of the Tuas View Fire Station where an NSF met his untimely death in a ragging incident on May 13, 2018, said in court on June 13, Thursday, he would have stopped the ‘kolam’ ritual, in which...

Retiree who punched SCDF paramedic gets 5-week jail sentence

Singapore— A 64-year-old retiree who had too much to drink ended up with a five-week jail sentence on Monday, June 3, for punching a Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) paramedic last October. In an incident that occurred towards midnight on October 29, 2018, at a...

Singaporeans call 995 for the strangest reasons; Sr Parliamentary Sec. Amrin Amin stresses emergency calls only

It appears that some Singaporeans call 995 for the strangest reasons. Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs Amrin Amin took to Facebook on October 13 to appeal to people to not call 995 unless it is an emergency, and in his post he listed...

All pump wells decommissioned after SCDF NSF drowning

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will decommission all 19 pump wells located at fire stations. This change was implemented after full-time national serviceman (NSF) Kok Yuen Chin was pushed into a deep pump well in Tuas View Fire Station on May 13 as part...