National Civil Defence Cadet Corp (NCDCC)

About Us

NCDCC Pledge

We, members of the National Civils Defence Cadet Corps,
Pledge to serve our community.
We take pride in our training and uniform.
We are disciplined and responsible for our actions.
We are loyal to the Nation.

Our Mission
To develop & empower our youths to be active & concerned citizens advocating lifesaving skills

Our Motto
We Learn. We Lead. We Serve.

Our Vision
A Choice Uniformed Group of Community First Responders

Main Objectives

Imparting Civil Defence Knowledge and Skills
Developing and Loulding of Character and Leadership
Imbue Awareness of Homeland Security through National Education and Community Service.

Introduction to 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 will prove beneficial to our young civil defence ambassadors.

NCDCC’s motto of “We Learn. We Lead. We Serve.”, is 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:

We Learn
Cadets learn Triangle Of Life skills, which include basic firefighting, first aid and CPR+AED. These are core skills in NCDCC, which enable cadets to help themselves and others in times of need. Equipping cadets with these skills will help to form their identity as NCDCC cadets, a community responder at heart.

We Lead
Cadets will be trained in soft skills such as leadership, communication (including methods of instruction), relationship management and social awareness to get them ready for their leadership phase. They will also further hone their civil defence skills by going through one of the three cadet specialist tracks and be given leadership opportunities to lead their peers.

We Serve
Cadets will make choices to serve their school and the wider community through public education platforms such as the NCDCC Service Month and Emergency Preparedness Day as advocates of Emergency Preparedness. With the civil defence knowledge and skills imparted to them, they will also be able to lend a helping hand as Community First Responders with a compassionate heart.

NCDCC Mascot

Cadet LeoIn 2016, the National Civil Defence Cadet Corps (NCDCC) initiated the creation of NCDCC cadet mascot as part of its rebranding effort in garnering a deeper sense of identity for members of he corps.

The NCDCC masccot, Cadet Leo, was chosen after NCDCC cadets gave their ideas in naming the mascot through a Facebook competition in 2017.

Leo is the Latin word for lion, a symbolic animal for leaders. Charismatic, confident, calm and strong, the lion is also the inspiration behind our nation's name - ""Singapura"", which means ""Lion City"" in Sanskrit.

The NCDCC masacot, Cadet Leo, was officially launched at the NCDCC 12th anniversary parade celebration by Parliamentray Secretary of MOE, Ms Low Yen Ling on 8th April 2017.

NCDCC Curriculum

Our Curriculum
NCDCC’s curriculum focuses mainly on Triangle of Life Skills which include basic firefighting, first aid and CPR+AED. These are important lifesaving skills that can make a difference to save a life in times of needs.

The three badges that a Secondary One Cadets will complete include Total Defence (Bronze) Badge, Foot Drill (Bronze) Badgeand Fire Safety Proficiency Badge. Cadets get to go through fire safety training at Sectorised Training. They are eligible for promotion to Lance Corporal upon completion of the three badge works.

Secondary Two Cadets typically will complete six badges within the year. This includes Civil Defence Knowledge Badge, First Aid Proficiency Badge, SANA Badge, Foot Drill (Silver) Badge, CPR+AED Proficiency Badge and Rescue Proficiency Badge. They are eligible for promotion to Sergeant upon completion of six badge works.

Secondary Three Cadets are required to complete the HAZMAT Proficiency Badge and Homefront Security Badge. There will also be three Specialisation Courses offered, namely the Fire Safety, Medical Response and Urban Search and Rescue Specialisation Courses. Cadets are eligible for promotion to Staff Sergeant upon completion of the Specialisation Courses.

The top tier of Cadet Leader will be chosen to the Warrant Officer of the unit.

NCDCC Framework

Our Framework

  • Understanding the concerns and potential threats faced by Singapore
  • Taking lead in equipping self and helping school community around him/ her to learn and be equipped with essential skills involved in the chain of saving lives and residents (EP Day) with essential skills and that involve the chain of saving lives.
  • Able to get self, family and those around him/her out of harm’s way in times of emergency through the mastery and application of the Triangle of Life skills
  • Be a youth ambassador of SGSecure in living and spreading the SGSecure messages
  • Stay Alert: be vigilant, look out for security threats and know how to respond
  • Stay United: build strong ties with his/her community. In a crisis, stay calm and do not spread rumours. Resume daily activities as soon as possible
  • Stay Strong: be prepared and know what to do in an emergency. Know to apply 'Run, Hie, Tell', Improvised First Aid Skills and CPR-AED procedures


NCDCC Leadership Framework adopts the visual representation of a rescue helmet, an important Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for rescuers. The rescue helmet symbolises the importance of this leadership framework in guiding the design of authentic CCA experiences in NCDCC.

NCDCC core values of Noble, Caring, Disciplined, Courageous and Committed are the guided principles that form the strong identity and dictate the desired behaviour and action of the cadets. The framework is divided into three equal parts, to emphasize the equal importance of learn, lead and serve in NCDCC

Lastly, the strap and buckle represent the connection that links the leadership framework to the desired cadet outcomes: responsible and resilient cadet, active and concerned citizen.

Badge Framework


Badge Framework

NCDCC Specialisation Model

NCDCC Specialisation Model
Empowering youths to be Community First Responders Advocating Lifesaving Skills

Launched on 8th April 2017, the NCDCC Specialisation Model aims to provide all Secondary Three NCDCC cadets an option to specialise in either Fire Safety, Medical Response or Urban Search and Rescue Specialisation Courses based on their strengths and interests. These courses co-developed with and conducted by the respective field specialists, modeling after the key functional ares of Singapore Civil Defence Force.

Cadets are exposed to authentic learning experiences through realistic simulation and case studies to enable them to take on the role of the Community First Responders, in line with the SGSecure Movement to assist themselves and people aroud them in times of emergency.

Cadets are also trained in skills to be a more effective communicator and leader in their units.

The Fire Safety Specialisation empowers cadets with the skills and knowledge of general fire safety standards and provisions. Cadets go throught a series of practical activities and learning journeys to have first-hand experience in the operations of fire protection devices, fire drill and enforcement checks.

In addtion, cadets are also intorduced to the concep tof Fire Investigation to learn from realistic simulations and cases, the damaging effects of fire. At the end of the course, cadets can assist their schools and community as fire safety ambassadors.

The trainers of the course, the SCDF Fire and Rescue Specialists, will also share their real life experiences through cases they have had attended to in the course of their duties.

The Medical Response Specialisation Course equips cadets with case studies of common emergencies and in-depth approach to perform critical emergency interventions. The course also imparts theoretical knowledge and practical skills for the resuscitation of collapsed adult and infant victims and the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to restore normal heart rhythms.

Upon successful completion of the course, cadets will receive a Provide Certificate in Standard First Aid, Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) and AED, which are accredited by the National First Aid Course and National Resuscitation Council.

The SCDF Paramedics and NCDCC personnel who have responded to real life emergencies will be invited to share real life experiences in applying the triangle of life skills to save someone's life.

Urban Search and Rescue Specialisation (USAR) Course involves the searching of victims, accesssing into voids, providing medical stabilization and the extraction of victims trapped under structural collapse. SCDF USAR capability is internationallay accredited by the United Nations Disaster Assistance Council. Under the code name 'Ops Lionheart Contingent', SCDF's elite Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team (DART) travel to different parts of Asis Pacific to render USAR assistance to countries affected by disaster.

The participants if the NCDCC USAR Specialisation Course will be introduced to the overview of USAR operations, basic search and rescue skills, hazard identification and psychological first aid. Participants will be taught how to recognize risks assosciated with collapsed structure and do through simulation exercise to render surface trapped victims away from risk areas using simple rescue tools.

The NCDCC USAR Specialisation Course is supported by the United Nations (UN) International Search and Rescue Advisory Group (INSARAG). This is the first course involving secondary school students to be given the prestigious recognition.


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Expectations of Cadet Leaders

Role & Expectations Of Cadet Leaders, AY 2018

Compliance By All

  • 3 Items NOT to be tampered; SAFETY, FINANCE, STANDARD (Assessments ie Campcraft/ Foot Drill/ CPR)
  • Treat everyone with RESPECT.
  • When in DOUBT, never ASSUME. Seek immediate CLARIFICATION.

Unit Sergeant Major (USM)

  • assist TOs in monitoring cadets develpomental progress via Training Package or UOPA
  • establishing effective relationship with peers and community through leading
  • empowering cadets to become confident self-directed learners
  • engaging cadets to become and active and concerned citizens
  • leading the cadets by setting examplary behavior and attitude

Assistant Sergeant Major (ASM)

  • inculating within the cadets the importance of making the choice to care and serve the community
  • playing an active role in ensuring cadets welfare/ well-being is taken care of
  • leading the cadets by setting examplary behavior and attitude
  • equipping cadets with civil defence and life-saving skills

Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM)

  • leading the cadets by setting examplary behavior and attitude
  • inculcating Muster Parade regiments within the cadets
  • maintaining discipline among the cadets in the unit
  • engaging and leading the cadets into action

Sec 1/ 2 Cadet Leaders

  • aiding cadets in learning Self and CD Awareness skills
  • enhancing cadets CD skills and encouraging them to work as a Team
  • playing an active role in ensuring cadets welfare/ well-being is taken care of
  • Training Proposal to be submitted TO respective Level To by Tues.
  • Training Proposal to be edited and approved by Level TO by Wed.
  • Present Training Proposal in person or via e-mail.
  • Training Proposal sent via Whats App will not be entertained.

Communications IC

  • assisting TOs to disseminate information and issue reminders from TOs to cadets
  • ascertaining cadets attendance during any activity/ training
  • communicating with parents, with the assistance of Tos

Store IC

  • ensuring that store items are in working condition
  • maintain cleanliness and orderliness of the store
  • managing/ preparing logistics before and after training
  • ensuring cadets maintain discipline when utilizing store items

First Aider

  • inform TOs, immediately in case of any emergency
  • rendering first aid assistance during any activity/ training
  • seek assistance from TOs and EVG General Office immediately in case of any emergency

Games/ Physical Training (PT) IC

  • engaging and encouraging cadets to work as a Team
  • ensuring cadets health and well-being are cared for during any activity/ training
  • incorporating civil defence and life-saving skills, alongside physical training needs

Awards Achievements Events



NCDCC Supporting Contingent

National Day Observance Ceremony (NDOC) 2018
Kampung @ Admiralty


NCDCC Precision Drill Challenge (PDC) 2018
1st Runner Up


Emergency Preparedness Day
Ulu Pandan


Emergency Preparedness Day
Ayer Rajah


NCDCC Service Month
Emergency Preparedness Sharing @ Ai Tong School


NCDCC Service Month
Emergency Preparedness Sharing With Tepleela School, Thailand