SCDF to sound public warning system this Saturday

SINGAPORE - The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) will be sounding the "Important Message" signal island-wide through its Public Warning System (PWS) sirens on Saturday, Sept 15 at 12.05pm.

The public is advised not to be alarmed by the minute-long sounding exercise. They can tune in to any local radio station to listen to a broadcast by SCDF.

Held annually on SCDF Day, the sounding aims to familiarise the public with the three PWS signals and to raise awareness on how they should react upon hearing each signal.

This year, the radio broadcast message will also remind listeners not to discard items at common areas of residential premises.

For more information about the PWS signals and other emergency procedures, visit www.scdf.gov.sg.

natlim@sph.com.sg

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