New e-book charts Singapore's progress towards a safe and resilient community

A new e-book containing stories, videos and games that chart Singapore's journey of improving emergency preparedness was launched on Saturday by the People's Association (PA). -- PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION 
A new e-book containing stories, videos and games that chart Singapore's journey of improving emergency preparedness was launched on Saturday by the People's Association (PA). -- PHOTO: PEOPLE'S ASSOCIATION 

A new e-book containing stories, videos and games that chart Singapore's journey of improving emergency preparedness was launched on Saturday by the People's Association (PA).

The e-book is titled "Towards a Safe and Resilient Community -- The Singapore Journey" and was produced by the executive committee of the PA's Community Emergency and Engagement Committee (C2E) Council.

Executive committee chairman Justin Foo said in a media release: "We wanted to publish a book which can be of historical reference that charts our journey from civil defence volunteers to the where we stand today. An e-book, compared to a regular book, is not only eco- friendly but allows us to maintain a 'live' document which could be constantly updated."

The e-book can be accessed at www.iknowmyneighbours.com. One of the stories that will be included in the next edition of the e-book is of West Coast resident Mahani Binte Mustani, who was called to a neighbour's house in April when the man had chest pains and was worried he was suffering a cardiac arrest. Having been trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, she monitored his condition until an ambulance arrived.

"With the e-book, I can share my experiences with other residents to encourage them to step forward and help their neighbours, and most importantly, to be equipped to deal with an emergency," she said in a media release.