Those who miss the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s virtual fire station visits will be happy to know that it is introducing a new series, You Don’t Know That, Right? This not only returns with a peek into the fire stations around Singapore (with the first installment being Kallang Fire Station) but also brings back the now-familiar host Lieutenant Lina Chan.
You Don’t Know That, Right? Video Series
The Singapore Civil Defence Force decided to introduce the series “You Don’t Know That, Right?” because many had pined how they missed the previous series.
A Virtual Visit to Kallang Fire Station
In this first instalment, the Dancing Lieutenant shows us around Kallang Fire Station, the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s newest station. Located at 2 Guillemard Close, Kallang Fire Station became operational in September 2019. It officially opened on 9 October 2019 by Mr K Shanmugam as the Singapore Civil Defence Force’s 22nd fire station.
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It was located to respond to emergencies in the Kallang area and its ambit includes the Singapore Sports Hub.
The Kallang Fire Station also houses a Home Team Joint Facility. It can act as a command and staging area for Home Team specialist units, such as the Disaster Assistance & Rescue Team, in the event of joint operations.
The building has been designed to house many different vehicles and has a ramp which provides quick access down to the street level for deployment.
No Singapore Civil Defence Force fire station video would be complete without an introduction to one of its many pieces of life-saving equipment.
Pumper Firefighting Machine – The Lifesaving Robot
In the Kallang Fire Station video, the Dancing Lieutenant introduces us to the Pumper Firefighting Machine, complete with jazz hands.
The rather stout-looking, fire-fighting robot can be used to pump water at a fire with its 360-degree nozzle and reduce the need to expose firefighters to unnecessary risk.
We’re glad that Singapore Civil Defence Force decided to restart producing these videos. It is a fun way to learn about Singapore’s fire stations, without having to visit each of them on Saturday open houses.
Check out the full video below.