Precautionary Measures for Training
In response to the local COVID-19 situation, A-CERTS will take the following measures for our trainees taking part in our training.
o conduct temperature screening of all participants twice a day, once in the morning, and once in the afternoon. Anyone with a temperature exceeding 37.5 C will not be permitted to take part in the training.
o All participants are required to complete a health and travel declaration, declaring that they are well without symptoms of respiratory disorder e.g. fever, runny nose, cough, sore throat, difficulty in breathing and shortness of breath. They are also to declare if they have been to
– Mainland China
– Northern Italy
– Republic of Korea
in the last 14 days, and to declare if they have been in close contact with a COVID-19 patient.
o Social distancing of participants in the classroom.
o For RFEB training, there is no sharing of breathing apparatus (BA). The participants will wipe with alcohol swap before and after the BA use.
o Hand sanitiser is also provided to the participants.
o Practise good personal hygiene, washing their hands frequently with soap
o See a doctor if sick, and stay home.
Notice: Postponement of CERT Seminar 2020
Thank you for showing interest in participating CERT Seminar 2020. However, in view of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) situation, we are acting on the precautionary measures from the authorities to defer this event. The CERT Seminar 2020 will be postponed till further notice. Registered participants who wish to withdraw your registration, you may submit your request to seminar @ acerts.org.sg. We will keep you posted on further updates at https://www.acerts.org.sg.
We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, and we look forward to your participation in the future.
myResponder application by SCDF
In Singapore, many of the emergency cases SCDF responds to could be quickly attended to by CFRs even before SCDF’s arrival. More than 2,500 people suffer from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA), with a survival rate of just 5%, which could be improved by simple medical intervention within the first few critical minutes. At the same time, there are more than 1,000 minor fires (such as rubbish chute/bin fire) that could easily be extinguished using publicly-available means.
As CERTs are trained to mitigate fire emergencies and also in first aid, CPR-AED procedures, A-CERTS urges the CERT community to download the myResponder app and registering as myResponders, if you have not done so.
With your support and with more CFRs coming on board on SCDF myResponder app, more lives could be saved as the chances of survival of a cardiac arrest patient would be increased by two to three-fold should CPR be started in those first few valuable minutes.
Download myResponder on your mobile phone now.
CERT SEMINAR 2020 IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY :
- Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)
- Fire Safety Managers’ Association (FSMAS)
- Institution of Fire Engineers (Singapore) (IFE)
- National Fire and Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC)
- Society of Loss Prevention in the Process Industries (SLP)
- Association of Property and Facility Managers (APFM)
- Orchard Road Business Association (ORBA)
- Singapore Institution Of Safety Officers (SISO)
- ASIS International (Singapore Chapter)
- Singapore Rope Access Association (SRAA)
Post Event Update: NFEC Charity Film Premier
The National Fire & Civil Emergency Preparedness Council (NFEC) will be holding its Charity Film Premiere to raise fund for its various fire safety awareness and civil emergency preparedness programme. Association of Company Emergency Response Teams (Singapore ) (A-CERTS) is one of the supporter for this event.
The Premiere was held on Tuesday, 7 January 2020 at 8.45 pm at Shaw Theatres Lido 1 at the Shaw House, 350 Orchard Road.
The Guest-of-Honour officiating the Premiere is:-
Ms Jessica Tan
Member of Parliament for East Coast GRC
Member, Government Parliamentary Committee (Home Affairs and Law)