Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) - Firefighting and Rescue

Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit (CDAU) - Firefighting and Rescue

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!

Key Details

Commitment Duty Timings
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
  • Your rank upon joining is Sergeant 1; Civil Defence NSmen or ex-regulars will assume their last-held rank if higher
  • You will have the same status and powers as SCDF regulars
Home Team Department Skills and Interest
Singapore Civil Defence Force Uniformed Role, Lifesaving, Firefighting, Safety and Security

Who Is Eligible

You'll need to meet these criteria:

Only shortlisted applicants will be notified to come for an interview.

How to Apply

Apply Online 


If you are found suitable, you will need to go through security and medical screening before you are officially appointed as a CDAU Officer.

More About this Scheme


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For more information about this volunteer scheme, see the FAQs.

Contact us

Have a question? Contact us for any enquiries:

Joining CDAU has allowed me to equip myself with specialized knowledge and skills, as well as the opportunity to contribute back to my community.

SGT 2 (V) John Joel Seow

Civil Defence Auxiliary Unit

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I take pride in working with the regular officers, PNSFs, PNSmen and civilian staff to maintain law and order, and to keep Singapore safe. I also enjoy interacting with members of the public during our patrols and roadshows. I feel I am part of a larger family and this keeps inspiring me to do my best.

ASP (V) Seah Ching San, Paul

Volunteer Special Constabulary and Honorary Officer, National Police Cadet Corps

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There's a place for everyone and as a volunteer, we can help reintegrate ex-offenders back into society by spreading messages of second chances.

Jenap M. Said

Yellow Ribbon Project

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