National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC)
National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) is a National Uniformed Group under the purview of the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Singapore Civil Defence Force.
NCDCC believes in developing and empowering our youths to be active & concerned citizens with life-saving skills. NCDCC began its journey in 2005, with the focus to develop greater awareness of civil defence in our cadets and prepare them with the skills to respond effectively to emergencies at home and abroad. The attitude of readiness against adversity and practical skills which are critical in the face of danger and emergencies are life-long capabilities that our young civil defence ambassadors can have.
NCDCC’s motto of “We Learn, We Lead, We Serve”, in alignment to the 3 big ideas in Character and Citizenship Education: “Identity, Relationships and Choices”, well encapsulates the journey of NCDCC cadets into three phases:
“During the September holidays, the unit sent me for the yearly Unit Drill Instructor course held in HQ. There I learned many new drills and learned how to conduct a lesson. It was a great experience as I was able to make new friends with cadets from other schools. This course required cadets to be thoroughly tested before they are accredited for completing the course. The most memorable part was when during the Passing Out Ceremony where we were given the lanyard which signified that we are all Unit Drill Instructors.”
– Bong Jia Yao
“NCDCC has provided me with countless opportunities which allowed me to bond with my squad mates as well as cadets from other schools. For instance, participating in the National Day Parade 2019 was such a privilege for me and two other cadets. Thank you NCDCC for these memorable experiences, it has truly shaped me into becoming a more disciplined and confident person.”
– Royce Teu
“There are three main specialisation courses in NCDCC, Fire Safety, Medical Response and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR). I had the opportunity to take part in the USAR course, which benefitted me in learning and experiencing more about the DART team in SCDF. I appreciate how NCDCC has made my CCA experience wonderful and meaningful, alongside my fellow squadmates and teacher officers.”
– Lionel Sem