What can you expect as a full-time National Serviceman in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF)? Find out more before you enlist so that you can prepare yourself for the transition into uniformed Service. Life in a disciplined organisation can be a unique experience!

Ranks and drill commands

Learn to recognise the ranks and basic drill commands.

Basic Rescue Training

A brief introduction on what you can expect during Basic Rescue Training (BRT).


Training safety during National Service is taken very seriously. Find out about the safety measures in the SCDF.

After basic training

Vocation training and selection for leadership courses after BRT.

Items issued

Learn about some training equipment and items you will be issued with. Check out the list in this page.

Living in NSTC

Find out what life in the National Service Training Centre is like.

Contacts for your family

Contact numbers for your family members in case of emergencies during BRT.

Where to seek help

Where you can turn to for counselling, financial assistance and help with grievances.