Fire at Bukit Batok HDB block: Firefighters perform CPR on the 14 cats rescued from the same flat but 1 died

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By Charlene Goh

Published April 22, 2022
Updated April 22, 2022

SINGAPORE — After rescuing 14 unconscious cats from a fire that broke out in a public flat on Thursday (April 21), Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) firefighters performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on them.

One cat died but 13 regained consciousness.

SCDF said in a Facebook post on Friday that it was alerted to a fire at Block 422 Fajar Road in Bukit Panjang at about 8.30am the day before. 

The fire was linked to the contents of a service yard in a flat on the second floor of the Housing and Development Board (HDB) block.

“Firefighters from Bukit Batok fire station conducted forcible entry into the unit and extinguished the fire using three compressed air foam backpacks,” SCDF wrote. 

Firefighters rescued 14 cats that were found unconscious within the unit. 

“The firefighters, some of them cross-trained as emergency medical technicians, provided oxygen and conducted CPR on the cats,” SCDF said. 

About 20 people were evacuated from neighbouring flats as a precautionary measure.

https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/scdf-perform-cpr-14-cats-fire-rescue-fajar-road-hdb-block-1879361

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14 cats trapped in Bukit Panjang HDB fire: SCDF even had to perform CPR to save some of them

April 22, 2022 published at 1:26 PM
By Amierul Rashid AsiaOne

When it comes to animal rescue calls, the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) is probably more used to saving that solitary cat trapped atop a tree.

On Thursday morning (April 21) however, they had a ‘cat call’ of a different kind after a fire broke out inside a HDB unit at block 422 Fajar Road, along with some 14 cats trapped inside.

SCDF and Singapore Police Force (SPF) personnel managed to rescue most of the cats and even had to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) on some of them.

Unfortunately, one of the cats died.

SCDF told AsiaOne that it was alerted to the fire at 8.30am on April 21 and the fire involved the contents of a service yard in a unit on the second floor of the block.

“SCDF conducted forced entry into the unit and extinguished the fire using three compressed air foam backpacks. SCDF rescued 14 cats that were found unconscious on both floors of the unit.

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