An emergency preparedness exercise codenamed “Exercise Impes” was held at the Singapore Safety Driving Centre on 25 February 2023.
The exercise was conducted by Woodlands Police Division and supported by Woodlands Fire Station of the 4th Singapore Civil Defence Force Division (SCDF), Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd, Wee Chwee Huat Scaffolding & Construction Pte Ltd and Woodlands Lodge 1.
This joint exercise validated the inter-agency coordination between the Singapore Police Force (SPF) and the Singapore Civil Defence Force and aimed to enhance community preparedness among the Safety and Security Watch Group (SSWG) members at Woodlands Industrial Park E when dealing with an armed attack.
In the lead up to the exercise, the Police also conducted discussions and table-top exercises with SSWG members to refresh their SGSecure knowledge, including ‘Run, Hide, Tell’, and Improvised First Aid in the form of 'Press, Tie & Tell’, so that the SSWG members would be ready to respond effectively in times of emergency. A total of 64 SPF officers, 12 SCDF officers and 10 community stakeholders were involved in this joint effort. Many other SSWG members were also invited to be observers to gain insights from the exercise.
The Police will continue to work with partner agencies and community stakeholders to enhance emergency preparedness and strengthen partnership.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (AC) Ang Eng Seng, Commander of Woodlands Police Division said, “The exercise with Singapore Safety Driving Centre (SSDC) exemplifies the spirit of the SSWG, an initiative by SPF and SCDF to enhance the safety and security of the business community. Through the exercise, stakeholders were able to validate their contingency protocols. It also allowed SPF and SCDF to develop terrain familiarity and strengthen coordination with our stakeholders. I am happy to see our SSWG members taking the initiative to equip their staff with the relevant knowledge so that they are able to respond effectively in times of emergency.”
Strong community networks will enhance vigilance and boost the ability of the community to respond effectively to a crisis together. It is important to have robust contingency response plans to better deter, detect, delay, deny and deal with a terror attack.
Community stakeholders and businesses my visit www.sgsecure.gov.sg for more information.
Ground Response Force and Emergency Response Team officers securing the premises after subduing the attackers.
SCDF firefighters extinguishing a car fire.
Ms Renee Yap from Woodlands Lodge 1 receiving a token of appreciation from SUPT Ryan Koh, Commanding Officer of Woodlands East NPC.
Mr Mathia from Wee Chwee Huat Scaffolding & Construction Pte Ltd receiving a token of appreciation from COL Goh Boon Han, Commander 4th SCDF Division.
Mr Takanori Maruyama from Singapore Safety Driving Centre Ltd receiving a token of appreciation from AC Ang Eng Seng, Commander of Woodlands Police Division.
Safety and Security Watch Group (SSWG) members together with the Home Team first responders.
SINGAPORE POLICE FORCE
13 March 2023 @ 12:25 PM