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NCDCC Cadets Lauded for Responding to Two Cardiac Arrest Cases in a Row
National Civil Defence Cadet Corps Senior Cadet Lieutenants Muhammad Adhwa Ahlami Bin Johari and Hairil Aidilfitri Bin Johari responded to two cardiac arrest

Having finished their pre-dawn meal in preparation for another day of fasting, National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) Senior Cadet Lieutenants (S/CLT) Muhammad Adhwa Ahlami Bin Johari and Hairil Aidilfitri Bin Johari, both 19, had their minds set on watching an upcoming football game.

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Hairil receiving his Public Spiritedness Award from Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Chua, Commander of 4th SCDF Division. PHOTO: Lee Zhen Huan

Their plans were rapidly altered when Adhwa received an alert from the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s (SCDF) myResponder mobile app at around 5.30am that a cardiac arrest case had occurred at nearby at Woodlands Street 82.

Recovering from their initial shock, Adhwa and Hairil raced to the location and upon arrival, assisted the paramedics at the scene in preparing the casualty for transport to hospital before returning home.

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Adhwa receiving his Public Spiritedness Award from Lieutenant-Colonel Michael Chua, Commander of 4th SCDF Division. PHOTO: Lee Zhen Huan

Barely two hours later, they were again alerted to another case of cardiac arrest at around 7.30am at Blk 752 Woodlands Circle.

Despite their fatigue from the earlier incident, they rushed to the location where they found a man attempting to administer Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) on his elderly father.

Well-trained in CPR since their secondary school days, the duo took control of the situation and administered CPR while calming the man’s family until the paramedics arrived.

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S/CLT Hairil (left) and S/CLT Adhwa received the Public Spiritedness Award for responding to two cardiac arrest cases on 22 June 2016. PHOTO: Lee Zhen Huan

Though this was the first time Hairil and Adhwa responded to two cardiac arrest cases in a row, both realised the importance of time and responded as quickly as they could.

“For every case I attend to, I always run. You never know what is going to happen next… every second is very crucial,” said Adhwa.

For their dedication and commitment towards saving lives, Hairil and Adhwa were presented the Public Spiritedness Award by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on 24 June 2016.

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  1. by Jaiesh Sachi
  2. 24 June 2016
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