Highlights 2006/07

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1. CSSP IV Challenge Camp (National CSSP Excellence Award)

With the growing concern over threats of terrorism on Singapore, youths have to take initiative and ownership of the knowledge of community preparedness in dealing with an emergency. The CSSP IV Challenge Camp trained youths in emergency preparedness know-how through a detrainment exercise. This project has also won the National CSSP Awards twice previously in 2003 and 2004 for raising crime prevention awareness and problem solving techniques amongst youths via innovative means. 

2. Kampong Glam Emergency Preparedness Day (Fire Safety Awareness)

Located in a fire-prone estate with one of the highest elderly ratios, the team set out to train a domestic homemaker CERT to ensure a ready pool of trained personnel to respond to fire during the daytime. A fire safety sticker was also launched to be placed prominently in the homes of the residents. 

3. CSSP Fire Safe Housekeeping

The tragic loss of a life due to a fire and the difficulties faced by SCDF in reaching victims in the cluttered flats of the estate prompted the team to clear the clutter and equip at-risk neighbours with fire extinguishers. 

4. Buona Vista Hawker Emergency Lifesaving Point (H.E.L.P)

Hawkers within the estate were imparted with the necessary skills in counter-terrorism, crime, fire prevention and equipped with implements like first aid kits, fire blankets, fire extinguishers, helmets and loud hailers in the event of a terrorist attack 

5. Marsiling Drug Awareness Day 2006

This initiative saw the setting up of a watch group to tackle the drug problem at the local level together with the voluntary welfare organizations such as SANA. 

6. Society of Tourist Guide (Singapore), Emergency Preparedness & Response Program

As Singapore endeavours to attract more tourists to our shores, it is vital to safeguard the security of our transient population. The Nee Soon South CDEC and Society of Tour Guides Singapore collaborated and crafted a programme to train tour guides on emergency preparedness skills to assist tourists in the event of a crisis. 

7. Changi Village Integrated Contingency Plan (ICP)

The Integrated Community Plan (ICP) was implemented to equip and train the relevant stakeholders in emergency preparedness skills in the event of an incident affecting the popular weekend getaway spot.

8. Youthful Partnership in Emergency Preparedness

This project saw the mobilization of Dunearn Secondary School students to assist Hong Kah North CDEC in the evacuation of elderly residents from a nearby nursing home. The school was also slated to double up as a temporary relief centre for the same purpose. 

9. Community Cyber-Security Awareness

The project saw Yew Tee Zone 4 RC pioneer new CSSP ground by inculcating and educating residents about cyber security and how to prevent cyber crime. 

10. Bukit Gombak Block Training on Chemical Incident

Recognizing the adverse impact of a chemical incident, the project imparted skills to residents to handle the threat. This CSSP is also the first project where residents were actively involved in the entire exercise. 

11. After Fire Care @ Yew Tee

To remove the misconception that aftercare is a concept applicable only to offender rehabilitation, Yew Tee CDEC not only assisted the affected families of fires to return to normalcy but also took the opportunity to conduct public education near the site of the burnt flat to drive home the message of fire prevention. 

12. West Coast and Bukit Timah Mighty Neighbour Programme & Crime Prevention Response Pack (C.P.R.P)

Grassroots organizations from Clementi decided that neighbourliness and the expedient handling of crime were of priority in their community, and they instituted 'My Mighty Neighbour Programme', which emphasized the need for strong neighbourly ties to build up a strong cohesive community. In addition, a response pack was also created to reduce the lag time COP members would have in responding to crime cases.

13. Cheng San-Seletar My Ready Neighbour

This CSSP recognizes that the critical minutes following an emergency could be best served by neighbours trained in civil defence skills before the arrival of the emergency services. Similar to Operations Terrain Mapping, this project allows residents to have ready information of those in need of special assistance within the community (e.g. handicapped or elderly residents) and provides them the resources to respond by training them in CPR and first aid.

14. Coastline Security Watch Group

This initiative is a joint collaboration between companies along the shoreline and the Home Team Departments to help mitigate the entry of illegal immigrants by beefing up security measures e.g. by installing more lights along the pier and trimming of dense vegetation. 

15. Foreign National Crime Prevention Ambassador

To combat the problem of foreign workers in the estate who would gather at public areas to consume their food and drinks, which cause noise pollution as well as safety concerns for residents in the area, this initiative appoints foreigners of good repute as focal points for their communities on safety and security concerns. 

16. Project Intruder Alert ! - Community Partnerships Against Break-ins

As Family Service Centres (FSCs) and PAP Community Foundations (PCFs) located at void decks were prone to break-in and theft, the initiative saw the installation of portable window and door alarms that will trigger off should windows or doors in these centers be forced open. Upon hearing the alarm, Community Watch Groups made up of second floor residents who reside above the centers will call Police immediately.

17. Nanyang Polytechnic Emergency Preparedness Day

The inaugural full-fledged EP day organized by a local educational institution also saw the creation of a Campus Response Team that would be prepared for any potential terrorist attacks.​
Last Updated on 17 Apr 2015
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