NUS RRT receives Outstanding CERT Award 2019

The NUS Rapid Response Team (RRT) had a rare moment of stepping into the limelight when they received the Outstanding Company Emergency Response Team (CERT) Award from Mrs Josephine Teo, Minister of Manpower and Second Minister for Home Affairs at the annual Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) parade on 23 Nov 2019.

The team was accorded the award in recognition for their swift response to a fire outbreak at a laboratory building on campus in March 2019, where over 1,000 people were evacuated.

NUS was among 12 companies including Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resorts, Singapore Expo, PSA Singapore (Pasir Panjang Container Terminal Building), PSA Corporation Limited (Keppel Distripark and PSA Keppel Terminal), Shell Eastern Petroleum and ExxonMobile Asia Pacific, which received the 2019 CERT Award.

NUS RRT was established in 2015 under the Office of Campus Security to provide quick response to fire incidents within NUS. The RRT was subsequently moved to the Emergency Management Division at the Office of Safety, Health and Environment in 2018.

Photo (from left): Yam Guan Shyh (Deputy Director/Head, Emergency Management Division, OSHE), Wong Kwok Yew (Manager), Sa'Aid Bin Abdul Rahman Bahajj (RRT member), Muhammad Shakeel Bin Mohamed I (RRT member), Mohammed Khoirul Bin Mohd Noor (Assistant Manager), Mohammad Fazulee Bin Abdul Rahman (Associate Director), Ravindran s/o Sockalingam (Senior Associate Director)