SCDF, China agency co-lead search and rescue training

A group of 30 search and rescue personnel from nine nations trained together during the inaugural Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue, co-hosted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force and the China Earthquake Administration.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force participants at the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in Beijing last month. One of the key objectives of the course, which ran from May 7 to 14, was to foster cooperation and share disaster relief t
The Singapore Civil Defence Force participants at the Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue in Beijing last month. One of the key objectives of the course, which ran from May 7 to 14, was to foster cooperation and share disaster relief techniques and experiences among international rescue groups.ST PHOTO: TAN TAM MEI

Some 30 search and rescue personnel, hailing from nine nations, trained together for the first time during the inaugural Senior Training Course for Urban Search and Rescue, in Beijing last month.

It was co-hosted by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the China Earthquake Administration (CEA). The participants from Asean member states and the Asia-Pacific region were involved in a week-long training course that comes under the Asean Regional Forum.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 04, 2018, with the headline 'SCDF, China agency co-lead search and rescue training'. Print Edition | Subscribe