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SCDF sirens to go off on Feb 15 afternoon, in support of Total Defence Day

Published on Feb 12, 2014 10:46 PM
 
A Singapore Civil Defence Force Public Warning System (SCDF PWS) - an air raid siren. Members of the public should not worry when they hear a siren this Saturday, Feb 15, 2014. For this is part of a Total Defence exercise, which will see the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) put its islandwide network of Public Warning System sirens into action. -- FILE PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN 

Members of the public should not worry when they hear a siren this Saturday afternoon. For this is part of a Total Defence exercise, which will see the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) put its islandwide network of Public Warning System sirens into action.

At 12.05pm on Saturday, these sirens will be activated to signal that an "important message" will be made, the SCDF said in a statement on Wednesday.

The SCDF is raising the alarm to help people get used to hearing and reacting to the public warning sirens, which are used to warn the public about imminent threats, be they military attacks or natural disasters.

When the "important message" signal is sounded on Saturday, a SCDF broadcast will be played on all local radio stations.

 
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