High Rise Building in Singapore safe?

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High Rise Building in Singapore safe?

Postby Dennis Ng » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:15 pm

Nowadays, there are many HDB flats which are 40 storeys, there are even condos that are over 50 storeys.

I remember a few years ago I went to visit the Central Fire Station. I had a conversation with a fireman.

He was showing me the the fire engine with the tallest ladder in Singapore. I asked him how high can it reach? He said 18 storeys. I asked him since I stay on 24th floor, if a fire occurs, how do they rescue me? Do they rescue me by landing a helicopter on the rooftop?

He said to me:"Sorry sir, we don't have helicopter. So how do you rescue me? He didn't answer me....
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Postby ederxu » Wed Dec 09, 2009 12:07 am

This is a really interesting topic.. i had a great laugh after seeing this..

Thanks for sharing!
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Postby Dennis Ng » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:58 pm

ederxu wrote:This is a really interesting topic.. i had a great laugh after seeing this..

Thanks for sharing!


actually, it is not a laughing matter, because I really live on the 24th floor.
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Postby alvin » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:08 pm

I think you got wait for them to climb the stairs to save you!
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Postby FunkyPeach » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:41 am

buy fire extinguisher and smoke mask.

hopefully it can give u some reassurance in times of need
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Postby Dennis Ng » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:23 pm

alvin wrote:I think you got wait for them to climb the stairs to save you!


What if the stairs are burning? : (
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Re: High Rise Building in Singapore safe?

Postby racoon12 » Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:37 pm

Hi Dennis

Not sure you'll read this and since I'm a fire safety manager.

Golden rules or international rules: - no body will risk his life to save another person from a fire risk situation...including fire fighter, unless that person to be save is your family member/kin. You may want to learn a few fire awareness knowledge to equip yourself and SELF- save yourself.

There's no sure fire-proof in high rise fire, remembered 911? Just that in Singapore the fire safety of building is pretty high in term of international fire safety standards...however it is not the situation in many parts of the world.

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Re: High Rise Building in Singapore safe?

Postby ngtfook » Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:30 pm

Theoritically, staircase won't burn as it is made of concrete. However, most of the people 'keep' their belonging as such bicycle, shoe cabinet, flamable stuff and etc... at the staircase which pose a fire hazard. When fire breakout, these things obstruct people from running down the stair safely, escpecially at night when there is also no lighting.

So, it is a good practice to ensure that the staircase is free of obstruction and flamable goods. How to ensure? Well, educate the public and have regular audit. :)

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by Dennis Ng » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:23 pm



alvin wrote:I think you got wait for them to climb the stairs to save you!

What if the stairs are burning? : (


racoon12 wrote:Hi Dennis

Not sure you'll read this and since I'm a fire safety manager.

Golden rules or international rules: - no body will risk his life to save another person from a fire risk situation...including fire fighter, unless that person to be save is your family member/kin. You may want to learn a few fire awareness knowledge to equip yourself and SELF- save yourself.

There's no sure fire-proof in high rise fire, remembered 911? Just that in Singapore the fire safety of building is pretty high in term of international fire safety standards...however it is not the situation in many parts of the world.

Many thanks
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