Jurong Fire Station, which is due to be demolished later this year and relocated to 22 Jurong West Street 26, holds many memories for the many firefighters and paramedics that have been based there.
The fire station holds memories for many early generation firefighters, as it used to house a training school for the Singapore Fire Brigade, the predecessor of the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Known as the Jurong Fire Training School, it was set up in 1976 within the Jurong Fire Station which was opened on Nov 12, 1975.
When you listen to firefighters and paramedics talk about what went on in the old station you also get some of the history of the SCDF
Veteran firefighters Senior Warrant Officer Jerry Chia and Warrant Officer Koh Ser Teck were among the pioneers of the full-time national servicemen who trained at the school. Recently, they returned to where they learned their skills to take a tour of the station and reminisce about their days as NSmen. (National Service)
“On nights out, my batchmates and I used to go to an open-air cinema that was within walking distance from the station,” said Jerry. “I also remember all the times we spent leisurely playing soccer, volleyball and sepak takraw in this station.”
In April 2001 Senior Warrant Officer 2 Mohamed Nur Azli and Sergeant Maisya first met as they started their careers. A professional relationship soon turned into marriage in August 2002. For the lovebirds, the paramedics’ office in Jurong Fire Station will always hold a special place in their hearts because that was where they spent most of their time together.
There are many good memories of Jurong Fire Station.