It doesn’t matter how old you are – with good intent and the right mind set, anyone can be a #CommunityFirstResponder.
On the afternoon of 17 January 2018, a road traffic accident occurred along Geylang East Avenue 1. It resulted in a 9-year old boy to be trapped underneath the car. Without hesitation, several passers-by who were within the vicinity rushed to the boy’s aid. Among them were a few secondary school students from Geylang Methodist School and Maris Stella High School. Together with adult #CommunityFirstResponders, they lifted the car and freed the boy prior to SCDF’s arrival. The boy was conveyed to KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital.
This act of civic mindedness is indeed admirable, especially since it was a coordinated effort by total strangers driven by a common passion to help someone in distress. This afternoon, the Community Lifesaver and Community First Responder awards were presented to 6 of these individuals by COL Alan Toh, Commander of 2nd SCDF Division.
Congratulations to all award winners!
Source: FB post by Singapore Civil Defence Force