Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) Firefighting and Rescue officers work hand in hand with regular officers in the firefighting vocation.
The men and women of this vocation come from diverse backgrounds and occupations. You don't need previous firefighting experience to apply, as long as you are prepared to go through the part time non residential 16 week training course.
As a volunteer firefighter, you'll gain invaluable civil defence and lifesaving skills. Donning the SCDF uniform and possessing the same status and powers as SCDF regulars, you'll be deployed to the frontline in the fire stations.
Think you have what it takes? Join us!
|Minimum of 2 hours per duty, at least 16 hours per month||Volunteers are able to choose your work shifts and days|
|Allowance||Rank and Status|
|Duty allowance of $4.60 per hour, regardless of rank||
|Home Team Department||Skills and Interest|
|Singapore Civil Defence Force||Uniformed Role, Lifesaving, Firefighting, Safety and Security|
You'll need to meet these criteria:
Only shortlisted applicants will be notified to come for an interview.
If you are found suitable, you will need to go through security and medical screening before you are officially appointed as a CDAU Officer.
After training, you'll be posted to a fire station for duty, working alongside regular officers in firefighting and rescue.
You will need to serve a minimum of 2 hours per duty, and clock a total of at least 16 hours of duty per month.
To equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to perform your duties, you will undergo a training course conducted in the evenings and on weekends.
If you don’t have prior experience, you will need to go through a foundation firefighter course to equip you with the needed skills.
CDAU Firefighter Course
Training is conducted at the Civil Defence Academy at Jalan Bahar.
Training sessions are held 3 times a week over 16 weeks on:
You will go through a refresher course if you have firefighting and rescue experience in one of these roles:
Fire & Rescue Refresher Course at CDA
Held over 2 weeks (12 hours) on Tuesday and Thursday, 7 to 10 pm
Our philosophy of involvement includes giving you the necessary orientation, opportunities for personal development, as well as awards and recognition for good service.
We will also organize bonding and enrichment to encourage interaction with regular officers and with other volunteers outside of your duty hours.
As a CDAU officer, you will also have group insurance coverage while on CDAU duty.Learn More About Awards and Recognition
For more information about this volunteer scheme, see the FAQs.
Have a question? Contact us for any enquiries:
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