SCDF firefighters typically carry, amongst other tools and equipment, a conventional halligan tool and a battering ram for their firefighting and rescue operations. They can weigh as much as 29kg in all and the heavy load can degrade operational efficiency, particularly when the firefighters need to mount multiple staircases with the heavy equipment, in order to reach the rescue site.
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Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Ang Mo Kio Fire Station
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Associate Professor Patrick Chua, Engineering Cluster
The total combined weight for both items is 18kg, which is 63% of the weight of conventional halligan tool and battering ram, currently used by SCDF.