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Singapore: NSF Medics Fully Qualified as Emergency Medical Technicians


The Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) fully agree with Mr Edwin Pang that SAF medics attached to the SCDF ambulances must be well-trained and able to handle emergencies (Ensure NSF medics are trained to handle emergencies; May 26).\r\nFull-time national servicemen (NSFs) are already an integral part of the SCDF\'s Emergency Medical Service (EMS) teams. The NSFs work alongside regular paramedics to attend to EMS cases, including critical emergencies. Currently, at least one member of each three-man EMS team in an SCDF ambulance is an NSF.
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Singapore: Health Ministry Distributes Card that Guides Emergency Chest Compressions


Singapore: Even those trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may be apprehensive about responding to an emergency, but there is now a tool that can help.\r\nThe CPR-card - the size and thickness of a credit card - is placed on a person\'s chest during CPR. It can alert a rescuer if they are performing chest compressions too quickly or deeply, and allow them to adjust the pace on the spot.
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Singapore: Volunteers Test Evacuation Procedures on Upcoming Downtown Line 3


Singapore: About 200 members of the public got a chance to experience how train evacuation procedures are like on the Downtown Line 3 (DTL3) on Saturday (16 September).\r\nThe event is the first of a series of community engagement sessions organised by SBS Transit, giving visitors a glimpse into safety and emergency measures, as well as a sneak peek into some of its 16 stations ahead of the line\'s opening on 21 October. 
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Singapore: Emergency Preparedness Bags to be given to Schools


The Red Cross is distributing emergency preparedness bags to nearly 100 schools, from primary to post-secondary levels - the latest in a string of initiatives to improve community preparedness for mass emergencies.Each bag consists of basic essential survival equipment, such as a first-aid kit, water bottle and batteries, with the bags meant to be used as a teaching aid by youth volunteers to help their schoolmates prepare their own ones at home.
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Singapore: Fake News Takes Centre Stage in Emergency Readiness Drill


In the immediate aftermath of three simulated terror attacks, 150 community leaders had to stave off a rush of fake news, inaccurate information and anxiety-laden messages on Facebook and WhatsApp.\r\nIn a community emergency preparedness exercise on 7 April morning, the participants from 24 wards in northern Singapore had to deal with the fallout of three coordinated attacks: a shooting at a shopping centre in Punggol, a vehicle rampage in Yishun and the bombing of a church in Jalan Kayu.
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