SAC Tan is Director of Fire Safety & Shelter Dept in the Singapore Civil Defence Force and Board Chairman of COSEM, a SCDF Co-Operative. In his 30 years of service, he has held various senior-level command & staff appointments in Operational Command, Training, Planning and including a 2-year stint as Singapore Government Senior Consultant to Qatar. Prior to his current post, he was Director of Civil Defence Academy. He currently chairs the review of the Singapore Fire Code, fire safety code for rail transit system, civil defence shelter codes, performance-based fire engineering guidelines and sits in several national codes and standards committees. He also presides over several professional registration and disciplinary panels. SAC Tan has participated in consultancy and capacity-building projects in UAE, Qatar, Vietnam and Myanmar. He was involved in earthquake missions in Taiwan (1999) as Mission Commander and Philippines (1990). He has presented papers in Qatar, Dubai, Oman, Taiwan and Malaysia. SAC Tan holds degrees in Fire Safety Engineering and Building and professional qualifications / memberships in fire engineering and fire investigation. He completed an Executive Program at INSEAD.