Over 3,000 people in S'pore have responded to medical emergencies, fires via SGSecure and myResponder apps

SGSecure started as a counter-terrorism initiative that was intended to arm the public with first-aid and other emergency skills. PHOTO: ST FILE
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SINGAPORE - Nurse Rubio Franchesca Santos was resting at home after her night shift at the National University Hospital one day last September, when she received an alert on her phone informing her someone nearby was having a heart attack.

She rushed to Boon Lay MRT at 3pm, still in her pyjamas, and performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on the man having the heart attack until the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived.

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