31 Oct '11, 11am

Police, civil defence personnel take part in Exercise Heartbeat

Police, civil defence personnel take part in Exercise Heartbeat

SINGAPORE: Some 250 police and civil defence personnel took part in an emergency preparedness exercise with businesses in the heart of Singapore's financial district. Codenamed Exercise Heartbeat, it was a simulation of terrorist attacks at Marina Bay Sands and the Marina Bay Financial Centre. MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, Mr Hri Kumar, who also chairs the GPC for Home Affairs and Law, said it is important to involve everyone, from government agencies, to citizens and businesses in such exercises. Businesses can rally their security efforts and forge close partnerships with the police and SCDF through the Safety and Security Watch Groups. Members of these watch groups conduct regular training and drills for their security staff. Tan Puay Kern, executive director of the Security Department at Marina Bay Sands, said: "We train them in identifying suspicious parcels, we train ...

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