COL Michael Chua, Singapore Civil Defence Force, Singapore

Director, Hazmat Department, Singapore Civil Defence Force

Michael Chua is the Director for HazMat in Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). Prior to his current appointment, Michael was a Division Commander overseeing the day-to-day operations of multiple fire stations and personnel. In addition, he was the Team Leader for SCDF’s overseas contingent in support of humanitarian assistance in the Asia-Pacific region.

Michael Chua joined SCDF in 2001. He has held various leadership positions including appointments in Ministry of Home Affairs overseeing Whole-of-Government contingency planning efforts; and in HazMat Department, SCDF where he assisted in developing the Chemical, Biological, Radiological (CBR) response framework and system for tracking heavy vehicles transporting hazardous materials in Singapore.

Michael Chua has a Bachelor of Science degree from National University of Singapore and Masters in Fire Investigation from University of Central Lancashire.