24 Jan '12, 10pm

Civilian fitness instructors take over physical training of SCDF, police NSmen who fail fitness test

Civilian fitness instructors have taken over the physical training of operationally ready national servicemen (NSmen) from the police and Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) who fail their annual fitness test. Since last September, civilians have been training NSmen in both agencies who did not make the grade in their Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT). The remedial training and IPPT preparation training programmes are conducted at the Home Team Academy and the Civil Defence Academy's National Service Training Institute. Responding to queries from The Straits Times, both the police and the SCDF confirmed the move, explaining that outsourcing less-critical jobs to civilians has allowed staff to focus on operational duties. A Singapore Police Force (SPF) spokesman said that besides the physical fitness programme, it has also farmed out training courses such as firs...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/Singapore/Story/...

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