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Praise for SCDF for rescuing woman standing on ledge

“The SCDF rescue man on rope very experienced and professional; he took care on elderly not to be exposed from lifting her up. Very thoughtful and caring. Many rescue teams never bother all these,” a member from the online community said.

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Singapore — A video of the Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel engaged in a rescue mission is circulating online, garnering praise from netizens.

A video of the incident was shared in the Sg Chinese Community Facebook group on Monday (Aug 23).

It appears to have been taken from a Housing and Development Board (HDB) block where a woman was standing dangerously on a window ledge.

At the beginning of the video, two firefighters wearing orange hard hats were spotted holding onto the woman from inside the unit.

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Photo: FB screengrab/SG Chinese Community

Meanwhile, an SCDF personnel could be seen exiting from the window of the unit above. He rappelled down and began assisting the woman.

Photo: FB screengrab/SG Chinese Community

The three men proceeded to lift the woman up through the window.

The rappeler ensured the woman was stable while the two firefighters pulled her inside.

Photo: FB screengrab/SG Chinese Community

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SCDF confirmed they were alerted to the incident at Block 113 Tao Ching Road.

The elderly woman was standing on a ledge outside her kitchen window.

The rappeler was a Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) rescuer deployed from the unit above, said SCDF.

A safety life air pack was also installed as a precautionary measure.

No injuries were reported, said SCDF.

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Members from the online community praised the DART rescuer, noting his professionalism.

“The SCDF rescue man on rope very experienced and professional; he took care on elderly not to be exposed from lifting her up. Very thoughtful and caring. Many rescue teams never bother all these,” commented Facebook user Clm Chin. /TISG

A video of the incident can be watched here.

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