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FIREFIGHTER HOSPITALISED AFTER FIGHTING WOODLANDS FIRE, DISCHARGED & RESTING AT HOME

The firefighter who was injured and sent to hospital while fighting a huge fire that broke out at 66 Woodlands Industrial Park, has since been discharged from the hospital and is now recuperating at home, according to a statement from the SCDF on Facebook.

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SCDF’s updated statement

[Fire @ No. 66 Woodlands Industrial Park]

Thank you for the well wishes and support for the injured firefighter.

Each day, SCDF Emergency Responders, like him, brave countless challenges in the line of duty to protect and save lives and property.

The firefighter who injured his arm earlier today has been discharged from the hospital and is recuperating at home.

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We wish him a speedy recovery.

Recap

(On 17 September), SCDF responded to a warehouse fire at the abovementioned location.

The fire involved waste materials in the warehouse and was extinguished by SCDF firefighters within 3 hours. Firefighters are currently damping down* the affected area within the warehouse.

A total of 10 emergency vehicles and about 70 firefighters were deployed for this firefighting operation.

About 25 workers had self-evacuated before SCDF’s arrival. As a safety precaution, the police and SCDF evacuated about 90 persons from the neighbouring premises.

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In the course of the firefighting operation, a firefighter had injured his arm. He was immediately assessed by an SCDF paramedic and conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

*Damping down refers to the application of water to wet burnt surfaces immediately after a fire is put out. It is to prevent any potential rekindle of fire from the hot burnt surfaces.

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