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SCDF aims to do more with less

It is harnessing new technologies to respond faster without relying on more manpower

Published on Apr 21, 2014 8:42 AM
 
Officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) with a Hazmat (hazardous materials) Detector unit during Operation Lionheart. Doing more and responding faster, without needing extra manpower - that is the theme behind the new technologies unveiled by the SCDF at its Workplan Seminar on April 17, 2014. -- NP FILE PHOTO: LATASHNI GOBI NATHAN 

Doing more and responding faster, without needing extra manpower - that is the theme behind the new technologies unveiled by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) at its Workplan Seminar last Thursday.

The new hardware, both prototypes and those already deployed, will help SCDF personnel deal with a wide range of emergencies.

The SCDF deals with all kinds of emergencies - from just a small fire accident in a rubbish chute to unforeseeable scenarios, said Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs Masagos Zulkifli at the event.

They have to be ready to handle all situations - known and unknown.

 
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