Residential fire incidents in Singapore drop nearly 7 per cent


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The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) has responded to 339 fire incidents in residential premises between in the first four month of 2022, a 6.9% decrease from the 364 in the same period in 2021, according a report in The Strait Times.

On Sunday, SCDF said that since last October it has embarked on a programme to increase public awareness and teach first aid skills such as administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and how to use a fire extinguisher.

So far, about 1,200 people have participated in the programme, said SCDF.

 The SCDF said it will continue to educate the public about fire prevention measures. Its current effort includes after a fire takes place conducting a post-fire public education campaign, going door to door to share fire safety educational materials with residents.

Mr John Wu, Vice-Chairman of the National Fire and Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC), said: “The NFEC is deeply concerned about the recent spate of residential fires. Fire safety is everyone’s collective responsibility. Everyone can play a part in contributing towards a fire-safe environment.

“The NFEC’s housing premises committee will continue to work closely with SCDF and town councils to raise awareness among more members of the public on fire safety at home.”

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