Fire-Fighting Systems In Buildings

Implementing an Effective Maintenance Regime for Fire-Fighting Systems in Your Building



The Singapore Fire Code requires that buildings be designed with appropriate fire protection system. One of the key systems is the building’s fire-fighting system. These fire-fighting systems are probably the last line of defense when other early detection and suppression system fail to control the fire in its incipient stage. When the in-house company emergency response team (CERT) is activated to provide intervention, these fire-fighting systems are crucial to be functioning to enable the response personnel, including the SCDF personnel, to carry out fire-fighting operation. This workshop will cover the various types of fire-fighting systems and their corresponding inspection, testing and maintenance requirements.



  • Understand the Requirements for Fire Extinguishers, Fire Hose Reel, and Fire Riser Systems

  • Plan and implement effective Maintenance Regime

  • Plan and Establish an Effective Incident Support Plan



  • Water Supply & Fire Hydrant Systems

  • Fire Extinguisher, Fire Hose Reel, Fire Rising Main Systems

  • Systems’ Design, Operations, and Maintenance Regime

  • Using the Systems for Effective Incident Management


Target Audience

  • Senior managers and executives who have building/facility management responsibilities

  • Fire Safety Managers and executives with emergency preparedness roles

  • Line managers and executives who have building/facility planning functions


Course Fee (Incl GST)

SCAL Member Fee: $162.00

CIJC Member Fee: $183.60

Non-Member Fee: $183.60


Speaker Profiles

DR IVAN SIN SIANG MENG obtained his PhD in Incident Management from Southern Cross Australia in 2019, MSc in Safety, Health and Environmental Technology from National University Singapore in 2003 and MBA in Business Resilience from Murdoch Australia in 2012. As a certified emergency operation commander, continuity planner and fire investigator, Ivan has more than 20 years of experience in occupational safety and health, with focus in fire safety, emergency response, incident investigation, business continuity, disaster recovery, and crisis management with the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) and the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). Ivan is actively involved with several professional organizations such as the Society of Loss Prevention for Process Industries (SLP), Institution of Fire Engineers, Singapore (IFES), Association of Company Emergency Response Team (A-CERTS), and Workgroups of SPRING Singapore Standards.


ER MATTHEW KWEK obtained his MFSE in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Western Sydney in 2004, MSc in Property and Maintenance Management from National University of Singapore in 1989, MSc in Mechanical Engineering from National University of Singapore in 1986, and BEng in Mechanical Engineering from University of Singapore in 1980. As a practicing engineer, Matthew has been in the Building M&E Industry with extensive experience in Shop Retrofitting; Building Maintenance and M&E Consultancy. He is a qualified Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering, a Fire Safety Engineer involved in Performance Based Fire Safety Design, a Registered Inspector for Building Fire Safety and a Certified Fire Safety Manager. Currently he also an associate lecturer in the University of Newcastle, Singapore (UONS).



Course Duration

0.5 Day Course

  • Training Hours – 4.0 hours

  • Assessment Hours – 0 hours

Medium Of Instruction

  • English

Funding Information

This online learning is not eligible for funding.



SDU: 2 Units

PDU: 4 Units

CET: 4 Hours

CPAS: 2 Units

SCDF: 5 Units


Course Brochure

Fire-Fighting Systems In Buildings



An e-Certificate of Attendance will be issued to participant who complete the course with 100% attendance. 



A notice of replacement / postponement together with the full particulars of the new participant (for replacement) must be given to us AT LEAST 3 working days before course commencement. A charge of S$50 (replacement) or S$100 (postponement) will be imposed on such changes. 



A notice of cancellation must be given at least 3 working days before commencement of the course and 50% of course fee will be charged /returned. If notice is given less than 3 working days before the first day of the course, there will be no refund/100% charged.


Special Class

Available upon request.


For more information, please contact Mr Law Jia Hao at 67939020 or email

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