Did you know that you can visit our local fire stations to learn what it takes to become a fire fighter, understand the daily operations of a Fire Station and learn more their equipment?
I accompanied my son for his school trip to Changi Fire Station on a Saturday morning and was pretty impressed myself, as this was my first time visiting a Fire Station.
The full-time fire fighters on duty explained about the different types of vehicles (eg: Red Rhino) and the equipment used in times of an emergency. On average, they receive 2 – 5 emergency calls per day at this Fire Station and they have to beat the traffic to reach their destination within 8 minutes. That’s super fast!
And in the midst of our tour, the siren sounded and some of the firefighters rushed off to attend to the call of duty. Hats off to our brave firefighters!
Our tour continued with an equipment demonstration followed by photo taking opportunities on the Red Rhino, the Red Scorpion (three-wheeler fire bike) and fire engines. Children will enjoy wearing the fire fighter helmet props and posing for pictures.
All SCDF’s fire stations, except those listed below, offer open house on every Saturday from 9am to 11am. The tour of the fire station generally takes about an hour.
- Banyan Fire Station
- Bishan Fire Station
- Brani Marine Fire Station
- Jurong Island Fire Station
- Sentosa Fire Station
- Tuas View Fire Station
- West Coast Marine Fire Station
The best part is…it’s free admission for this open house. So, what are you waiting for? Head down to the Fire Station on a Saturday morning for an enjoyable time with your family.
For more information, click SCDF’s website here