6 Bedok North Residents Receive SCDF Awards, They Helped Neighbours Evacuate From Fire

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6 Bedok North Good Samaritans Get SCDF Community Lifesaver Award For Public-Spiritedness

When a fire broke out in a Bedok North block earlier this month, it sadly took three lives.

However, on the flip side, the blaze was also notable for showing how community-minded some of the residents in the block were.

Six of these residents have now received awards from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SDCF).

The Good Samaritans in the front row are (from left) Mr Neo Jia Wei, Ms Goh Yun Yi, Mr Chiong Hai Weng, Cheng Ping Peng, Cheng Ping Chen and Mr Willie Toh. Source: SCDF on Facebook

They helped evacuate residents of the block to safety, including several elderly people.

SCDF highlights 6 Good Samaritans

In a Facebook post, the SCDF highlighted the pubic-spiritedness of the six, describing them as Good Samaritans.

The selfless residents are:

  1. Cheng Ping Peng, 14
  2. Cheng Ping Chen, 13
  3. Mr Willie Toh Hock Beng, 45
  4. Mr Chiong Kai Weng, 63
  5. Ms Goh Yun Yi, 27
  6. Mr Neo Jia Wei, 35

They were honoured with the SCDF Community Lifesaver Award on Sunday (22 May), awarded by East Coast GRC MP Tan Kiat How.

They helped neighbours escape Bedok North fire

Like many residents on the morning of 13 May, the six noticed black smoke coming from the affected unit at Block 409 Bedok North Avenue 2.

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