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SCDF Emergency

Management &
Engagement of
Stakeholders
SCOPE
y Introduction
y Incident Management 
y Engaging the Stakeholders
y Private‐Public‐Partnership
A Department
under Ministry of
Home Affairs
Our Mission
To protect and save lives and property 
for a safe and secure Singapore

Our Vision
To be a World Class organisation
providing fire-fighting, rescue, and
emergency ambulance services through
professionalism, operational excellence
and service quality
SCDF
Command
Structure HQ SCDF

4 CD DIVISIONS

16 FIRE STATIONS
& 26 FIRE POSTS
Structure & Organization
In addition, SCDF operates two training
institutions :

- Basic Rescue Training Centre

- Civil Defence Academy


Tampines Fire Station
Tuas Fire Station

… 4 are Hazmat Stations.

Alexandra Fire Station

Jurong Island Fire Station


Structure & Organisation
„ Remaining 12 Fire Stations :
•Personnel trained and equipped to
conduct:
• Rescue
• Detection
• Monitoring
Incident
Management
Concept of Operations
z Graduated response calibrated to scale of
incident.
z Flexibility to increase force size when
needed.
z 1 minute activation from base.
z 8 minutes response.
Strengthening Incident Management
Ops CE Plan
y SCDF appointed as Incident 
Manager for Civil Emergencies 
since 1997.

„ Promulgated to formalise
multi-agency response to
major disasters.
Strengthening Incident Management

y Ops CE Plan ensures integrated incident 
management.

y All agencies represented are organised into 
Joint Planning Staff
y To provide specialist support.
Joint Exercises …Incident
Management
y Ex Northstar

y Scenario of CA attack cum multiple bomb 
explosions affecting public transport

y Large scale Maritime Disaster Exercise 

y Simulated Mumbai style terrorist attacks 
scenarios
Strengthening Incident Management
Integrated Forward Command &
Control Capability

„ The ideal place for command is upfront at


the incident site.
z IM can exercise effective leadership and
Command & Control.
Strengthening Incident Management
IM to command and control
incident at disaster site with
Tact HQ.

Tact HQ comprises 5 Forward


Command Vehicles designed
by SCDF.

Equipped with all


necessary info-comms
systems.
Engaging the
Stakeholders
17
Emergency Data
Operational 
Survey

ORION 
– over 7,800 records
High Risk Installations
y 186 across Singapore

y Develop contingency plans

y Exercised annually
Fire Safety Manager
Floor area of 5,000 square 
metres and above

or

Occupant load of 1,000 
persons and above
Fire Emergency Plan
(1) To ensure the safeguard of human lives 
in the event of fire.

(2) To establish a systematic and orderly 
evacuation plan.

(3) To ensure prompt raising of the fire 
alarm and marshalling of first aid fire 
fighting efforts.
Enhancing Regulatory Provisions & Preventive Measures

„ Govern import, transport and storage


of hazardous materials
„ Hazmat Transport Drivers’ Permit
„ HazMat Transport Vehicle Tracking
System (HTVTS)
„ Vehicle Immobilizer
Security Sensitive Material (SSM) Data Centre

‰ Provides comprehensive overview of all


sensitive HazMat in Singapore

‰ Operates on 24/7 basis to track movement of SSM

‰ Important tool in preventing diversion of SSM for illegal or


unauthorised use
Fire at Somerset
Sub Power Station,
2 Jul 08
When things go 
wrong …….
Fire at Factory Complex at
Sungei Kadut, 3 Aug 08

Tank fire at JB, 17 Aug 08

Shipyard Accidents, Jun 08

Fire at Essential Oils Warehouse at


Woodlands Terrace, 12 Jun 08
When the Problem is Nipped in the Bud…….
Intervention Measures
to Minimize Loss
Intervention
Measures to
Prevent Incident • Use of fire extinguisher
• Activate sprinkler
• Up-right overturned system
drum • Remove surrounding
• Clean up spill drums

Fire spread to
Spill from drum Pool fire from spill entire factory

Full-Blown
Full-BlownEvents
EventsStarts
StartsWith
Withan
anInitiating
InitiatingEvent!
Event!
What is CERT?
y CERT consists of trained in‐house personnel to 
effectively manage initiating events
y Spillages, minor fires etc

Scale of
CERT intervention to FFull -blown
incident ull-blown
prevent initiating Accident
incident from Accident
developing into a full SCDF
blown scenario Response
CERT Response

Emergency

(Initiating) Operators at Work


Small Incident Timeline

Pre-Event
Critical First 10-20 mins
Contingency
planning, training,
maintenance etc
Private Public
Partnership
Community Emergency
Preparedness Programme (CEPP)

y Instructional, face to face


education programme

y Provide individuals with a holistic


understanding of emergency
measures
Community Emergency
Preparedness Programme (CEPP)
y Training available free-of-charge to public

y 5 Modules
y Basic First Aid
y CPR + AED
y Fire Safety
y Emergency Procedures
y Unconventional Threats
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY
RESPONSE TEAMS (CERT)
y Community Emergency and Engagement
Committees (C2E) was formed at the 84
constituencies

y Community Emergency Response Teams


(CERTs) formed in Resident Committee Zones
within each constituency

y Assist residents and SCDF responders during


emergencies
Community Exercises

y Emergency Preparedness (EP) Days


organized by Grassroots

y To prepare residents against


unconventional threats & instil resilience

y 48 Exercises held annually in heartlands


Community Safety and
Security Programme (CSSP)
y Examples of CSSP, projects, check with Central on 
activities within CBD and Marina

“Community
Involvement is
Paramount in
Building a Ready
and Resilient
Singapore”
Safety and Security Watch Group

Engaging Industrial and Commercial


Groups

Shenton Way SSGW – Exercise Heartbeat


Engagement of Schools

• Integration of emergency
preparedness into Social Studies
syllabus

• 177 Liaison Officers from fire stations


be deployed to help train and prepare
students to deal with emergencies
under the Fire Station Engagement
Programme
Engagement of Schools

NCDCC Scheme in Primary and Secondary


schools

Equip cadets with essential CD Skills


Engagement of Schools

CD Lionhearter
y 85 Singapore Polytechnic Students

y Ready for overseas deployment as part of NGOs

y 13 – 15 Oct 2009, 6 students and 1 lecturer 
deployed to Pariaman Sumatra
National Fire & Civil Emergency
Preparedness Council (NFEC)

Engages niche groups


• Housing Premises
• Commercial Premises
• Industrial Premises
• Schools and Youth
Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit
• Community members don SCDF
uniform with same status and power
as SCDF regular officers

• Working hand in hand with SCDF at


the frontline in the areas of :
- Fire fighting
- Emergency Ambulance Service
- Public Education
- HAZMAT
- Specialist Skills
Thank You