SENGKANG FIRE STATION

Singapore's newest and biggest fire station opened on 19 May 2001. Aside from being the largest, covering 7,000 square meters, the $14-million state-of-the-art facility boasts a few other firsts for the Singapore Civil Defence Force. It is home to the first Immediate Response Centre - which brings together a medical company and a rescue battalion under one roof, with all their specialised equipment. The station in Buangkok Drive is one of 14 here. It has the capacity for 700 fire-fighters and rescue personnel.

Sengkang Fire Station is equipped with HAZMAT capability to handle incidents involving hazardous materials. It is also the first station to employ a water conservation system where water used during drills are diverted to a pump well for recycling purposes.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the station, Associate Professor Chin Tet Yung said such capabilities enable the station to deal with any large-scale emergency and crisis. Prof Chin, the Government Parliamentary Committee chairman for Law and Home Affairs and an MP for Sembawang GRC, added that the station would also be an asset to the residents in the area. "This place is now assured of a fast and efficient service from emergency personnel, should there be any fire, rescue or ambulance call."

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2001

CPT Tong Hong Haey (2006)

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2 Fire Pumpers, 2 Fire Bikes, 1 Light Fire Attack Vehicle, Combined Platform Ladder, 1 HAZMAT Pod, 1 HAZMAT Decon Pod, 1 Damage Control Tender, 1 Foam Carrier and 1 Ambulance

Sengkang Fire Station provides coverage for the residential and industrial areas spanning Seletar, Punggol, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Lorong Ah Soo and Serangoon.