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SCDF to sound islandwide public warning system on Feb 15

Published on Feb 13, 2013 11:24 AM
 
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will sound the "Important Message" signal on Feb 15 at 12.05pm through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens. -- ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will sound the "Important Message" signal on Feb 15 at 12.05pm through its island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens.

It will last for a minute and an important message will be broadcasted immediately on all local radio stations. Members of the public are advised not to be alarmed by the annual exercise done in support of Total Defence Day.

In a statement on Wednesday morning, SCDF said the exercise is part of its efforts to familiarise the public with the three signals.

Members of the public can learn more about the signals and other emergency procedures by visiting the SCDF website at www.scdf.gov.sg