New simulator adds realism to HazMat and industrial fire training

The Singapore Civil Defence Force's Diamond simulator, which resembles a chemical processing plant, is a sprawling five-storey facility where SCDF personnel hone their advanced firefighting and rescue skills.
The remotely controlled pumper firefighting machine, which directs water jets to the fires without risking the lives of firefighters, is being explored by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
The remotely controlled pumper firefighting machine, which directs water jets to the fires without risking the lives of firefighters, is being explored by the Singapore Civil Defence Force.ST PHOTO: MARK CHEONG

SINGAPORE - With its snaking pipes, storage cylinders and tall distillation tower, the facility may look like a typical chemical processing plant in Tuas or Jurong Island.

In reality, the plant is a training simulator used by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) for its industrial fire and hazardous material (HazMat) training.

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