When an emergency happens, the first responders on scene are almost always bystanders who render first aid and call for assistance.

What if those bystanders had the training and skills to save a person’s life?

This week we were joined by Assistant Commissioner Yazid Abdullah, Director of Volunteer and Community Partnership Department and COL Dr Shalini Arulanandam, Chief Medical Officer, from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

The SCDF are responsible for firefighting, rescue and ambulance services in Singapore, but also have a number of interesting community initiatives underway – including the ‘save a life’ initiative.

Listen in as Josh and Andrew learn more about the Singapore approach, hear about their recent Hackathon and discuss tips for engaging the community and the corporate sector in emergency management activities.

Yazid Abdullah & Dr Shalini Arulanandam

Yazid Abdullah & Dr Shalini Arulanandam

Assistant Commissioner Yazid Abdullah is the Director of Volunteer and Community Partnerships, and COL Dr Shalini Arulanandam is the Chief Medical Officer at the Singapore Civil Defence Force.