28 May '16, 2am

RUN, HIDE, TELL: Simulated terrorist attack at Chong Pang for #EmergencyPreparedness Day

RUN, HIDE, TELL: Simulated terrorist attack at Chong Pang for #EmergencyPreparedness Day

SINGAPORE: A simulated terror attack took place in the heartlands of Chong Pang on Saturday (May 28) to help familiarise residents on what to do in the event of an attack. The “scenario drill” saw two gunmen hold four hostages near a coffee-shop, where customers then applied the “Run, Hide, Tell” advisory – which teaches residents to evacuate by the safest route, seek cover and inform authorities once safe. An Emergency Response Team from the Singapore Police Force, comprising officers specially trained in counter-assault skills, then arrived to engage gunmen and neutralise the situation. Trained community first-responders then performed improvised first-aid for the injured using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automated external defibrillators (AED). Residents of the area were also taught these first-aid skills on the sidelines of the event. The activities were or...

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