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Singapore: Singapore Offers Changi Facility as ASEAN Disaster Response Centre


Honolulu: The Republic has offered its Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) partners the use of its command and control centre in Changi to help coordinate responses to natural disasters, given the number of catastrophic events in the region over the past decade or so. The offer, which was made on April 04 at an informal ASEAN-United States Defence Ministers’ meeting, received support from the various countries, Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said in a statement. MINDEF also said the ministers noted that a regional humanitarian assistance and disaster relief coordination centre, modelled after the Information
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Singapore: SCDF Full-Time National Servicemen to Get More Leadership Opportunities - Update on EMT Scheme


Singapore: Full-time National Servicemen (NSFs) will be given more opportunities to take up leadership positions at frontline operations of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF), said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs MasagosZulkiflion April 17. Mr Masagos gave an update on the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) scheme launched last year. The scheme trains firefighters to attend to medical cases and provide medical intervention before the ambulance arrives. He said that 127 firefighters have been trained as EMTs so far, and have been posted to Emergency Medical Services to gain operational experience before ret
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Singapore: SCDF rolls out tech tools for faster response in saving lives


A new smartphone application alerts people trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to nearby cardiac arrest cases, and a map of all public automated external defibrillators (AED). These are among initiatives being introduced by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) as part of its efforts to leverage technology to respond faster to emergencies and save lives
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Singapore: These devices may save your life


An upgraded device that has been fitted recently in 50 Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) ambulances here has raised the odds of survival and recovery for heart-attack victims. The souped-up Automated External Defibrillator (AED) not only transmits information on the state of the heart, but also vital signs such as heart rate, oxygen saturation level and blood pressure. This, in turn, allows doctors at the hospital to decide on how the patient should be treated or revived, even before he gets there.
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Singapore: Tampines Central Residents Prepare for Emergencies


Singapore: About 1,000 residents of Tampines Central attended the division's Emergency Preparedness Day, with some getting hands-on experience on what to do during an emergency. The area's MP, Heng Swee Keat, who is also education minister, said it is important for neighbours to come together to form cohesive networks. He said emergencies can take many forms, whether it is fire, accidents or crime, and preparation may help to prevent some of them from happening. At the annual event, residents tried their hand at putting out fires with an extinguisher and administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Mr Heng urged residents to pick up basic s
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