SCDF to conduct signal sounding exercise on Sep 15

SCDF to conduct signal sounding exercise on Sep 15

SINGAPORE - Do not be alarmed if you hear the 'Important Message' signal being broadcast on Monday, Sep 15, at 12.05pm.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be conducting a minute-long sounding exercise through island-wide network of Public Warning System (PWS) sirens, they said in a statement on Saturday.

When the signal is sounded, members of the public can immediately tune in to any local radio station to listen to an important message broadcast by SCDF.

Held annually on Feb 15 (Total Defence Day) and Sep 15 (Civil Defence Day), the sounding is part of SCDF's continuous efforts to familiarise the public with the three PWS signals and to raise awareness on how they should react upon hearing each signal.

Members of the public are also encouraged to learn more about the PWS signals and other emergency procedures by visiting the SCDF website at www.scdf.gov.sg.

natlim@sph.com.sg

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