The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is a uniformed organisation under the purview of the Ministry of Home Affairs. The main role of SCDF is to provide fire-fighting, rescue and emergency ambulance services; mitigating hazardous materials incidents, as well as formulate, implement and enforce regulations on fire safety and civil defence shelter matters.
In 1982, the National Civil Defence Plan was launched which spearheaded the emergency preparedness for the nation. With the enactment of the Civil Defence Act in 1986, the SCDF was established as an independent organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). In the same year, the Hotel New World collapse paved the way for joint operations between the SCDF and Singapore Fire Service (SFS). Due to the similarity in roles and functions, the SCDF and SFS were formally integrated on 15 April 1989.
Over the years, the SCDF has improved its life saving operations through innovations and programmes to enhance her fire-fighting, rescue capabilities and public education plans. The Light Fire Attack Vehicle (The Red Rhino) and Tracked Fire-Fighting Vehicle are some of the customized solutions which the force has developed to increase its operational capabilities. The SCDF also actively engages the local community through its wide-ranging public educational programmes and community-based activities to enhance the resilience and emergency preparedness of the civilian population.
Today, the Force is recognised by the population as a professional body of well-trained officers and men geared to respond to all types of life-threatening emergencies round-the-clock. An operationally ready SCDF, working hand-in-hand with a prepared and resilient population, helps to ensure that the nation is capable of handling any untoward eventualities.
The role of the Civil Defence Senior Officer is to lead, motivate, plan and command. Whether spearheading projects to reduce fires, increase the public's emergency preparedness, or strengthen the civil defence shelter programme, you need mental and emotional clarity to plan effectively, and organisational and communication skills to put the plans into action.
- Singaporean or Permanent Resident of Singapore. - Degree from a recognised University (any discipline). - Does not suffer from colour blindness and not more than 500 degrees of myopia per eye. - Physically fit. Male applicants must be PES A or B. - Minimum height is 1.6 m for male and female applicants. - Minimum weight is 50 kg for male and female applicants. - Minimum pass standard for NAPFA or IPPT.
We regret that only shortlisted applicants will be notified. If shortlisted, you will hear from us within 2 weeks from the date of your application.
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