Housing and Development Board (HDB) property without emergency entrance and exit stage signages will have such signals, ” The Straits Times.
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This comes following a firefighting vehicle was not able to get The Maximum @ Toa Payoh following a fire had broken out in the HDB apartment in August. The vehicle had unintentionally entered via a predetermined exit stage, which didn’t have sufficient turning radius and clearance. Since the estate was constructed in 2012, it didn’t have entrance and exit signages, because the Fire Code mandating that was just updated in 2018.
Approximately 300 people were evacuated.
The fire included contents at a unit around the 20th floor, and disperse into the 21st floor.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) disclosed the other 10 vehicles deployed to reply to the fire touched the scene with no difficulty via the designated emergency vehicle entry.
SCDF shared that it’s working together with the HDB to put signages for specified entrance and exit points in The Peak in addition to other HDB improvements which don’t have such signages.
SCDF further disclosed the block’s moist riser wasn’t functioning during the flame.
While SCDF had arranged the Bishan-Toa Payoh Town Council to repair the matter on the block’s wet riser, it will nonetheless inquire into the reason for malfunction and”take additional enforcement actions against the responsible parties where necessary”.
Meanwhile, the city council stated the wet riser system was scrutinized by its own fire protection contractor following the 29 August fire, and discovered them to be”working fine”.
In reality, the wet riser system was checked by the builders three times prior to the flame on 26 August, also has been discovered to be”in order”.
For this, an engineer was engaged by the city council to explore why the wet riser”had no water” through the fire.