09 Apr '11, 1am

From August, you can SMS for an ambulance

From August, you can SMS for an ambulance

A multi-utility vehicle, which can be configured to suit different scenarios, such as a flood or fire, is among the new hardware that will help the SCDF boost its responsiveness and operational capabilities. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING IN CASE of an emergency, dial 995 - or send an SMS or MMS from August onwards. The new service, announced by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) on Friday, is part of its drive to boost its responsiveness and operational capabilities by leveraging on technology. Speaking at its annual work-plan seminar held at ITE College East, Minister of State for Home Affairs and Education Masagos Zulkifli said he was pleased that the SCDF was exploring new technologies to meet specific needs in the community. 'The Advanced C3 emergency system will enable people with speech and hearing difficulties to contact SCDF directly for assistance,' he said of the...

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