SCDF

DRUNKEN MAN RESCUED AFTER 5 HR STAND OFF ON A 20CM WIDE HDB LEDGE

A 29 year old man was rescued in dramatic fashion by SCDF officers as he precariously sat on an exterior ledge of a HDB flat in Simei on Wednesday.

According to reports, the man had climbed onto the fourth floor ledge at block 161 Simei Road, apparently drunk after quarreling with his girlfriend. The ledge, reportedly less than 20 cm wide, became the man's temporary home for 5 hours, as he refused to budge.

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2 PEOPLE ESCAPED CAR MOMENTS BEFORE IF BURSTS INTO FLAMES

In what is now becoming a common theme, another car caught fire, this time at Airport Boulevard on Thursday morning. SCDF reported that they managed to put out the fire using two water jets, and that occupants of the car had managed to escape before the car burst into flames.

An eyewitness said that he was dropping off his passenger at Terminal 1 when he saw the car 'explode'. Smoke was reportedly seen about 50 m away. He then said that the car on front of him slowed down, and when he passed by the burning car, he could feel the heat even from his taxi. A man and a woman emerged from the burning taxi and managed to run away.

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ALL CNG TAXIS TO BE TESTED BEFORE ALLOWED OUT ON THE ROADS AGAIN

The LTA have finally reacted after two taxis, which were fitted with Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) cylinders, caught fire int he past month. All taxis fitted with CNG must now undergo compulsory testing by Thursday 25 May before they are allowed on the roads again.

The two taxis that caught fire recently are both well publicised cases. The first one which caught fire and exploded on April 30, injured four people, including a firefighter. The second one happened earleir this week at Marymount Road. Investigations done by SCDF found that both CNG taxi fires occurred due to the leakage of compressed natural gas within the vehicles, which was then ignited by the lighting of cigarettes.

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FIRE CASES FEWER COMPARED TO 2016, BUT HIGH PROFILE CASES ON THE RISE?

However, SCDF indicated that there were more cases of battery fires. In total, 1,275 fires were reported in the first four months this year, with 13 cases of fires involving rechargeable batteries. This was compared to 1,502 fires last year, with only 8 of them involving batteries.

But these figures did not include the high profile fire cases that happened in May, including the Changi Airport fire, the I12 Katong fire, and the fire at Jurong opposite the IMM. All in all, while fire incidences have decreased, it seemed the fires are now more high profile, and thus will stick in people's minds.

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FIRE BROKE OUT AT I12 KATONG, NO INJURIES REPORTED IN YET ANOTHER FIRE INCIDENT

Yet another case of fire in a very public place, keeping our SCDF men busy, while Singaporeans and foreigners having to be chased out of a building for their own safety.

The latest to join this fire in building news is the I12 Katong mall. A fire broke out at the mall on Wednesday evening, which led to the people already in the building to be evacuated for their own safety. According to eyewitnesses, at least four SCDF vehicles were at the scene. Apparently, there were smoke coming out of the UOB Bank at level one.

No injuries were reported, and crowds had gathered at the entrance near the Toast Box outlet to wait for the SCDF to give the all clear signals. Most of them were waiting to get to their cars, which were parked at the basement of the building.

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SCDF PUTS OUT 2 MORE FIRE IN SG. IS NUMBER OF FIRES INCREASING?

The latest two occurred in Paya Lebar and Westwood Avenue. In the Paya Lebar case, a fire broke out at a bakery at about 4:40pm, where SCDF officers put out the fire using one water jet. No one was injured in the fire at the bakery, named in reports as Jie Traditional Bread Bakery. Investigations are ongoing.

In the second case, fire broke out outside The Floravale condominium at Westwood Avenue at about 7pm. News report indicated that it was a car which caught fire, and was put out by the SCDF. The fire involved an engine compartment of the car. No injuries were also reported.

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BODY OF DEAD CHINESE MAN PULLED OUT OF BEDOK CANAL

Today's news report indicated that a body have been pulled out from the Bedok Canal near Upper Changi Road East on Monday morning. The SCDF indicated that they received a call for assistance at about 11am today, and dispatched an ambulance and fire engine.

The body of a dead Chinese man was retrieved from the canal. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. No other further details have been released yet.

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ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER FIRE BREAKS OUT, THIS TIME AT UBI FLAT

Our SCDF officers have certainly been kept pretty busy lately. From exploding vehicles, to fires in warehouse to fire in residential unit, they are in the news and are earning their pay in the most unexpected of ways. This morning, comes news of a HDB flat on fire.

A fire broke out at a HDB unit at Block 338, Ubi Avenue 1, at around 11.20am today. 15 residents had been evacuated, and the fire was believed to involve the contents of a bedroom. SCDF managed to put out the fire using a water jet. The seventh-floor unit's three occupants self-evacuated, while SCDF and the police worked together to evacuate another 15 people from neighbouring units as a safety precaution.

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EX SCDF MAJOR ADMITTED TAKING UPSKIRT PHOTOS TO RELIEVE STRESS

If a well-paid major in the SCDF, a uniformed personnel, can turn to such things, and in his defense he claimed that he will view these pictures late at night to relieve stress, then how safe are female in a male dominated work environment? A major willing to sacrifice a well paying and well respected job for his own pleasures.

Just how many more perverts are out there, masquerading as caring and gentle colleagues and friends, but doing unspeakable things with that small gadget in their hands?

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