SCDF rides on data for faster response time, with ambulances now also at community clubs

An SCDF ambulance parked outside Bukit Merah Community Centre, as part of a new initiative by SCDF to quicken response time by deploying ambulances outside their bases.
An SCDF ambulance parked outside Bukit Merah Community Centre, as part of a new initiative by SCDF to quicken response time by deploying ambulances outside their bases.PHOTO: SCDF
Mr Yeo Wee Teck, assistant director of medical analytics at SCDF, using a data analytics program to look at the number of ambulances deployed at SCDF's bases islandwide.
Mr Yeo Wee Teck, assistant director of medical analytics at SCDF, using a data analytics program to look at the number of ambulances deployed at SCDF's bases islandwide.ST PHOTO: TOH TING WEI

SINGAPORE - Help has been arriving sooner in medical emergencies after the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) turned to data to decide where to deploy its ambulances during peak periods in a bid to improve response times.

An analytics team at SCDF has been collecting and studying data, such as when 995 calls are made, where the calls come from and the number of ambulances at each SCDF base - a fire station or a fire post.

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