Saving Lives as a Volunteer with the SCDF

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SSGT(V) Tay with a Fire & Medical Response Vehicle.

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF.

I served my National Service with the SCDF as a firefighter from 2004 to 2006. I joined the Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) since 2015.

 

HOW WAS YOUR NS EXPERIENCE?

NS taught me many things. The calls I attended to while on duty opened my eyes to the world around me. I encountered all sorts of cases, ranging from road traffic accidents and suicides to fighting forest fires.

I was also involved in educating the public on fire safety during the Community Emergency Preparedness Programmes. Serving my NS in the SCDF has been a life-changing experience, and I grew stronger both mentally and physically as a result.

 

WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO JOIN THE CDAU?

My NS experience ignited my passion to help others, and I wanted to continue to do so within my abilities even after I completed my NS. Hence, I decided to volunteer with the life-saving force. As a CDAU officer, I am constantly kept on my feet, and my duties push me to go beyond my boundaries.

 

WE HEAR YOUR PASSION CONTINUES EVEN AT YOUR WORKPLACE! TELL US MORE.

I work at a company that designs emergency response vehicles for the SCDF. My volunteer work as a CDAU officer and my NS in-camp training give me good insights and help me do my job better. If there is an opportunity, I would love to be able to design a new emergency response vehicle for the SCDF!

 


 

VOLUNTER WITH THE CDAU:

What kind of commitment is required?
You have to volunteer a minimum of two hours per shift and a total of at least 16 hours per month.

How can I join?
Sign up at www.hometeamvolunteers.gov.sg. Once you pass the selection process, you will go through a 16-week firefighting course, after which you will be posted to a fire station and be part of the life-saving force.

What if I was a firefighter during NS?
If it is within two years after you have completed NS, you will need to attend a two-week refresher course. If you have the potential, you may progress to be a Section Commander or ROTA Commander.

 

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