17 September 2022, Singapore – The AA Emergency Preparedness on the Road’ seminar is co-organised by the Automobile Association of Singapore (‘AA Singapore’), Traffic Police (‘TP’), Singapore Civil Defence Force (‘SCDF’) and Singapore Road Safety Council (‘SRSC’).
The Guest-of-Honour for the event is Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Minster of State, Ministry of Home Affairs & Ministry of National Development.
Following the ‘Share the Road’ seminar held in last December, AA Singapore is co-organising the AA Emergency Preparedness on the Road event with SCDF, TP and SRSC to educate the motoring community on the importance of vehicle maintenance to reduce risks of vehicle fire, importance of giving way to emergency vehicles and impart knowledge of core life-saving skills and essential emergency procedures that can be applied during a vehicle fire or other emergencies that drivers may come across daily.
As Singapore moves towards endemic living, more activities are resumed, and people are moving towards normalcy. The number of vehicles plying on the roads has since increased. In the annual statistics 2021 released by the Traffic Police on Singapore’s road traffic situation, the report has shown that more people were also getting hurt in traffic accidents last year as compared to 2020.
In recent months, there were cases of vehicle fires in Singapore. According to an advisory by SCDF, most vehicle fires in Singapore happen while vehicles are travelling, of which the primary cause of the vehicle fires are often caused by ignition sources such as overheating and electrical faults within the engine compartment. Therefore, it is important for drivers to conduct periodic preventive maintenance and service their vehicles regularly. This will help drivers save on expensive repairs down the road.
By equipping drivers with the necessary knowledge and information to take preventive measures and react quickly to emergency situations such as vehicle fires and road accident injuries, drivers will be able to make a better judgement of the situation and help save lives.
Participants will hear more about vehicle fire and giving way to emergency vehicles from our speakers from SCDF, TP and AA-BCC. Participants will be able to equip themselves with core lifesaving skills such as first aid skills and learn about essential emergency procedures through practical hands-on engagements through the Community Emergency Preparedness Programme (CEPP) by SCDF.
“In the event of a road accident or vehicle fire, when drivers failed to react to give way, it may impede quick access to the scene of the accident. Every second is critical to an injured person. Through the AA Emergency Preparedness on the Road event, drivers will learn how to react during vehicle fires, learn more about the steps to give way when they see an oncoming emergency vehicle, and equip themselves with the knowledge of core life-saving skills and essential emergency procedures, such as fire safety information and fire evacuation procedures” said President of AA Singapore, Mr Bernard Tay.
The AA Emergency Preparedness on the Road event will be held at AA Centre, 2 Kung Chong Road, on Saturday, 17 September 2022, from 2:30pm to 5:30pm. Visit AA Singapore’s webpage for more information on the event.