Past Events – Year 2017

Annual Island-Wide PWS 2017

Today, 15 February at 6.20 pm, the SCDF will be sounding the “Important Message” signal through the island-wide network of PWS sirens for one minute.

When you hear the “Important Message” signal, tune in immediately to any local radio station for a brief message on the PWS.

For more details, please see Link.

FISAC 2017

The Fire Safety Asia Conference 2017 or FiSAC was held from 16 to 17 Nov 2017. A-CERTS is the supporting organisation for this event and the council member past and present were at the Gala Dinner held at the Marriot Hotel.

FISAC gala dinner group photo

For the record, our member, Roche Singapore Technical Ops Pte Ltd, took the Excellence Award for the 1st NFEC Industrial Fire Safety Award. Our council member, Mr Bernard Lew, collected the award for his company.

What a night it turned out to be for both the international guests and local participants. A-CERTS is proud to be part of this celebration. Look out for more events coming your way for members.

Wishing all members a Happy 2018!


A-CERTS always look to find interesting and new ways to engage our members and professionals in the industry. As such, this year the members were treated to a session of free bowling at the Westwood Bowling Alley on 23rd Aug 2017. The event started off at 6 pm with members streaming in after indulging to a buffet spread.

A total of 20 members turned up for this weekday event. To make the night more interesting, members were grouped into teams of 4-5. They had an informal competition among them. The competition also brought out the Bowling talents in many of the members, while not forgetting learning for some of the first timers as well. No pressure at all for all as it was just for the fun of it. Everyone was a winner that night and members left the place with smiles and laughter on everyone’s face. What a night for all who were there.

Do look out for more events coming up in the coming weeks. Join us!


Date: 23 Aug 2017, Wednesday
Venue: Westwood Bowl
Address: Bukit Batok Civil Service Club, 91 Bukit Batok West Ave 2, Singapore 659206
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Highlights: Bowling (free play) and good friends
Complimentary Ticket: Corporate Member is offered 2 complimentary tickets. Individual Member is offered 1 complimentary ticket.
F&B: 3 hours complimentary free-flow of house beer & soft drinks, buffet finger food. No wine/hard liquor will be served.
Remarks: If members would like to bring along additional guest or member, it will be chargeable at $85/pax. You may RSVP the additional guest or member with us and we will raise the invoice for your payment before the event.

Please RSVP with Ms Hasnida (secretariat2 @ by 20th August 2017 so we can reserve the seats for you.


The A-CERTS 6th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING will be taking place on 29 May 2017, from 1830 hrs. to 2100 hrs. at the Furama RiverFront Hotel. This AGM will be reporting the activities of the association in year 2016 and also conducting the Management Council election for the term of 2017-2019.

All members are invited to attend the AGM. This is a close door event exclusively for A-CERTS members (complimentary). Corporate Member are limited to 2 complimentary representatives per membership and the 3rd or more representatives can attend at a cost of $80. Members who had not renewed their membership may renew it immediately so not to miss this great opportunity. 

Please RSVP your AGM attendance with Ms Hasnida before 20 May 2017.

Hope to see you at the event.


The 4th ITE Workplace Safety & Health Seminar was successfully conducted on 19 April 2017 with 2 guest speakers from the Ministry of Manpower and Cushman & Wakefield. This year, the event was specially graced by Er. Ho Siong Hin, Commissioner of WSH, Ministry of Manpower who presented 700 WSH Qualification Passes and Certificates to about 520 graduating students who had attained competency in the 10 WSH Training Courses under the MOM-ITE Direct Recognition Scheme.

President A-CERTS, Mr Dennis Ng was present to show support for this event.

This annual event is part of ITECW HSEQ Centre’s initiative to promote workplace safety and health in workplace, and more importantly, the direct recognition of WSH training courses allow ITE to inculcate the importance of WSH in the early phase of students’ learning journey so that they can be more work-ready for the real-world.


Life-minded members came together on 7 April 2017 to attend the much anticipated closed-door session for CERT Connect 2017 – exclusively organised for A-CERTS members, where we shared an in-sight of emergency actions and response of the recent “Tank fire and Terrorist threat mitigation” held at Park Royal Hotel at the Kitchener Road. 

Encouraged by the intense engagement between participants and speakers, President of A-CERTS Mr Dennis Ng highlighted in his welcome address, the event was over-subscribed and well supported by members. 

On behalf of the organising committee and President of A-CERTS Mr Dennis Ng, we would like to express our gratitude towards the speakers CPT Clara Toh, Commander Banyan Fire Station and Dr Jolene Jerard, Research Fellow, Manager(Capacity Building), RSIS for the fruitful sharing and presentation. Special appreciation to Commander 1st SCDF Division, COL Alan Chow and Head Operations 1st SCDF Division LTC Tan Teck Meng for their presence to grace this event and their active engagement with the participants. 

Next UP! members are encouraged to look out for the upcoming event organized by A-CERTS committee – CERT Seminar and AGM 2017. 


Sharing Session on Tank Fire and Terrorist Threat Mitigation

When:7th April 2017 from 1330 to 1630 hrs
Where:Parkroyal Hotel at Kitchener Road
CPD:5 Points for FSM (by SCDF)
1:30 pmRegistration
2:00 pmWelcome Address Mr. Dennis Ng A-CERTS President
2:15 pmTank Fire: Case Study and Lesson Learnt 
CPT Clara Toh Commander
Banyan Fire Station, SCDF
2:40 pmQuestion & Answer Session
3:00 pmNetworking Afternoon Tea Break
3:30 pmTerror Threats & Mitigation – Knowing Your Employee (Insider Threat)
Dr. Jolene Jerard
Research Fellow; Manager (Capacity Building), 
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
4:15 pmQuestion & Answer Session
4:30 pmClosing Address & Presentation of Appreciation Plaque

Exclusively for A-CERTS member Only

If you have not received any invitation or need further enquiry: Write to Ms. Hasnida at email: secretariat2 @

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