Public can take a look at emergency shelters at three Downtown Line stations this weekend

Visitors on a tour of a decontamination chamber in the MRT shelter.
Visitors on a tour of a decontamination chamber in the MRT shelter.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Visitors checking out the dry toilet system for use during an emergency.
Visitors checking out the dry toilet system for use during an emergency.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
A demonstration of an infected person being treated in the decontamination chamber.
A demonstration of an infected person being treated in the decontamination chamber.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
The entrance blast door to a shelter.
The entrance blast door to a shelter.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
Flexible ventilation ducts are installed on MRT trains during emergency and shelter occupation.
Flexible ventilation ducts are installed on MRT trains during emergency and shelter occupation. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) held its third Shelter Open House on Saturday (Dec 12), where members of the public could see the features of public shelters at selected MRT stations.

About 10,000 people are expected to attend the open houses held at three stations of the Downtown Line - Bukit Panjang, Beauty World and Tan Kah Kee - over the weekend.

There, members from SCDF's Shelter Battalions and volunteers will present various features of the shelters that will be activated in times of national emergency.

These include the reinforced steel blast doors, decontamination chambers in times of chemical attacks and the dry toilet system.

 

There are 40 underground MRT stations designated as public shelters across all five MRT lines. These stations contain thick boundary walls, hardened floors and roof slabs, and are equipped with power, ventilation and water systems

They can hold up to 7,500 people in times of national emergency.

The Shelter Open House will run over the weekend ( Dec 12 and 13), from 9am to 5pm daily.