The Straits Times
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Published on Feb 24, 2013
 

Lift door stickers spread fire safety message to Tampines West residents

 
 

Fire safety advisory messages now adorn the lifts in Tampines West, part of an islandwide campaign to douse the number of residential fires here. 

The sticker was unveiled in Tampines West today by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs, in conjunction with Tampines West’s Emergency Preparedness day.

The lift door stickers are a key initiative by the Singapore Civil Defence Force and its community partners to generate public awareness on the dangers of discarding items at common areas such as corridors, lift lobbies, staircases and void decks. 

“Leaving discarded items in common areas, especially combustible items such as furniture and newspapers, can easily fuel fires when lighted materials such as cigarette butts are indiscriminately thrown onto them,” said the SCDF in a statement. “Cluttered common areas can seriously hamper fire-fighting efforts, fire evacuation and conveyance of patients during a medical emergency.”