Beware of SCDF impersonators selling fire extinguishers and first aid kits

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Saturday, Dec 10, 2016

SINGAPORE - Have you come across salesmen claiming to be endorsed by the SCDF to sell fire extinguishers and/ or first aid kits?

These salesmen wear lanyards to give the impression that they are representatives from a government organisation.

If you have, chances are, you might have encountered an impersonater.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said in a press statement that it is not involved in any sales of fire extinguishers and first aid kits.

It has also not authorised any company to conduct such activities on its behalf.

SCDF has cautioned the public against engaging in these exchanges. It added that personnel on official duties will display their warrant card, NS Identity Card or letter of authorisation, as proof of authentication.

SCDF personnel will also not compel residents to purchase fire extinguishers and first aid kits for their households.

While it is encouraged for each household to be equipped with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit, it is not mandatory and residents will not be fined by SCDF for not having these items at home.

Members of the public are advised to lodge a police report for cases involving the impersonation of SCDF officers or unauthorised business activities.

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