With the mission of “To protect and save lives and property for a safe and secure Singapore”, the National Defense Force of Singapore ensures every individual who are living and visiting that the country is a safe haven. Actually, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) have fire fighters, emergency and rescue ambulances and other equipment and men that can help every incident that will need their help.
It was in 1982 when it was planned and in 1986 it was enacted under the Civil Defence Act. Basically, SCDF was introduced as a sovereign group under Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). However, when the Hotel New World collapsed, it gave way to combine SCDF and Singapore Fire Service (SFS) because it has the same roles and responsibilities to the country.
As time passes by and the technology develops, SCDF made some improvements on their equipment, plans and skills so that they will have faster and safer response for those who are in need. Today, they have this truck named “The Red Rhino” (a Light Fire Attack Truck). Aside from the equipment, they also conduct educational programs so that many people will be vigilant once accident happens.
Currently, SCDF is among the well-known individuals in the population because of their quick response and properly trained personnel. Also, they are being recognized because of they can abruptly take actions and decisions without doubt. Even if the incident is life-threatening or not, they still work in full heart and mind, and as a team to achieve success in every accidents that takes place.