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Harassment cases faced by SCDF emergency responders hit 6-year high in 2021

From 2016 to 2021, there were a total of 140 cases reported of Singapore Civil Defence Force emergency responders who faced harassment while at work.

From 2016 to 2021, there were a total of 140 cases reported of Singapore Civil Defence Force emergency responders who faced harassment while at work.

Emergency responders from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) encountered 29 cases of harassment last year, a six-year high.

The harassment cases, which occurred during the course of their duties, included verbal or physical harassment, or both, SCDF said in a press release on Friday (Feb 4).

From 2016 to last year, there were a total of 140 harassment cases reported, with an average of about 23 cases a year.

The number of harassment cases reported has grown steadily from 20 in 2016 to 23 in 2017 and 26 in 2018.

There was a slight dip in cases in the next two years, with 25 cases reported in 2019 and 17 in 2020.

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