A recent unfortunate fire-related incident has prompted debate on fire safety standards in the estate. While we would like to assure our residents that our fire safety standards remain high, we would also like to shed light on certain practices that go a long way in preventing such incidents, which often occur due to improper storage of combustible materials, negligent acts in the kitchen, and leaving unsupervised electronic devices connected to power supply for charging purposes. However, in the event that there is a fire incident, the Singapore Civil Defence Force has shared important information that helps the firefighting teams to prevent the loss of life and property.
Let us collectively endeavour to make our surroundings safe and secure for everyone. While we will be stepping up our internal safety checks and maintenance works, residents are urged to take note of the following key points:
- No storage of combustible materials along the common corridors is permitted, with the exception of shoe racks, which are solely used for the purpose of storing shoes.
- There should be a minimum clear escape passage of 1.2m.
- Items such as clothing racks, cycles, PMDs and potted plants should not be placed in the common corridors or staircase landings.
- Access to the fire safety/fighting provisions should not be impeded at all times.
- No placement/storage of items within dry/wet riser compartment.
- No placement/storage of items within hosereel compartment.
- Access to dry/wet landing valves and dry/wet riser breeching inlet at common areas should not be obstructed.