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  • iPrepNS | Standard Obstacle Course (SOC)
    battle you may have to get past numerous obstacles so the SOC is designed to represent the different types of obstacles that you may face in a combat environment What is it like The SOC is like a playground You will find it challenging especially with the low wall low rope and swing trainer Some tips Pay attention when the Fitness Specialist FS is showing you how to clear each obstacle Many of the obstacles seem difficult at first but they become easier once you get the technique right For example the low rope really doesn t require as much arm strength as it would first seem Using leg strength in addition to arm strength makes it easier to climb Many of the obstacles seem daunting at first but they are actually very easy to clear once you have the confidence For example consider the Jacob s ladder It could get scary when you re at the top But once you re confident going up and down Jacob s ladder is just as easy as running up and down a small flight of steps Here are the procedures to help you pass the SOC effectively You ll be taught the

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  • iPrepNS | Battle Inoculation Course (BIC)
    on your chest leopard crawl and crawling on your back back crawl You ll be crawling through sand or mud and even under some barbed wires As you crawl there will be live rounds real bullets shooting overhead and simulated explosions around you After you ve crawled about 90m you ll get past the killing zone and will hide in a foxhole to fire at your enemy target The course ends when you make the final charge towards the enemy Why do it The BIC lets you experience how a real battlefield is like Going through the BIC will also build up your determination and fighting spirit that you ll need as a soldier What is it like The BIC is physically and mentally demanding You may find it quite stressful since there will be live rounds from a machine gun firing above you When it s finally over the sense of achievement is tremendous Some tips Be mentally prepared to do a lot of crawling Safety concerns Although there will be a machine gun firing live rounds overhead the machine gun is actually bolted onto a high platform and the live rounds fly at a height of over 3m

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  • iPrepNS | Hand grenade training
    throwing techniques using fake or dummy grenades When you re extremely familiar with the techniques you ll go to the grenade training range to throw live grenades Why do it The hand grenade is one of the standard explosives used by a soldier during battle so you ll need to know how to use it properly The hand grenade training also helps to build your confidence as a soldier What is it like You ll feel both nervous and excited about the throw And when the grenade explodes you ll feel the shockwave and experience the explosion Some tips By the time you finally get to throw a live grenade you would have had more than enough practice to do it properly So there s no need to panic or get worried just stay cool and calm and enjoy the explosive experience Safety concerns You ll be throwing a hand grenade behind a concrete safety barrier An instructor will be with you at all times Hand grenades are secured by a safety pin You don t have to worry about the safety pin falling out accidentally as it s tight and needs to be twisted before it can be removed

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  • iPrepNS | Field camp
    ll also learn how to live out in the field This includes Building a basha tent and sharing it with your buddy Eating combat rations Keeping relatively clean and dry by having powder baths Why do it Field camp trains you to survive in a field environment It is a necessary skill and could be challenging especially for those who have been living in creature comforts What is it like The 6 days of field camp are tough but you will definitely remember these days as they are packed with new and interesting experiences Camouflage You ll be issued some camo cream to camouflage your face Not everyone would admit to it but this is quite a fun activity You can even realise your dreams of looking like Rambo Mosquitoes They ll always be there buzzing around when you re training or trying to sleep and giving you a bite or two in the process You ll be issued with insect repellent so don t forget to bring it along Digging a shell scrape You ll sleep in this for one night Although the shell scrape is not very deep you ll soon realise that it is tough work And don t expect to remain clean after you sleep in it Rain When it rains be prepared to get wet and muddy Powder bath Since you won t be showering during the field camp you will be taking powder baths for hygiene purpose Some tips It s most important to be mentally prepared Here are a few tips that can help Your feet are going to hurt especially when they re wet If your feet are wet and it s not raining at night take out the boot insoles to let them dry Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration

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  • iPrepNS | Route march
    a route march you carry your own equipment and walk There will be 15 minute breaks for every 4km of walking This gives you a chance to catch your breath drink water refill your water bottles and chat with your mates You ll be walking at a speed of about 4km h To break the monotony during the route march you ll sing along the way Believe it or not this actually boosts morale and keeps everyone going The 24km route march will take about 8 hours to complete It includes a meal break in between Some tips Walking long distances with blisters on your feet is no fun Here are some tips to avoid blisters Blisters are caused by friction parts of the boots or socks rubbing against the skin An easy way to reduce friction is to wear 2 layers of socks Wear your boots tight to reduce friction Adding extra insoles may help Wear boots that are already soft and seasoned If you know from previous route marches that certain parts of your feet are susceptible to blisters tape those parts up before starting the next march You may also get abrasions near your groin To reduce this make sure your pants are not too low wear a belt if necessary Wearing tights will help too Finally keep singing as you march It really helps Safety concerns There will be a safety officer who will be responsible for the safety of the whole exercise He will be in charge of planning and making sure that all safety procedures are followed Before the route march Safety begins even before the route march starts The day before the route march you ll be asked to drink lots of water This will minimise any risk of heat stroke and dehydration

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  • iPrepNS | Field training
    dodge Zig zag run Steep slope To pass you need to clear the PSOC in 5 30 minutes Swimming life saving Swimming life saving exercises take place once a week If you can t swim you ll be taught how to swim By the time you finish BPT you ll be able to tread water and do the breaststroke You ll also learn how to pull people from the water while you re on land by using ropes or sticks If there are no ropes or sticks around you ll also learn to improvise and use things that are available around you If you re a good swimmer you ll be taught how to go into the water to save a weak swimmer or an unconscious person You ll receive a lifesaving certificate if you complete this activity successfully Why do it You need the strength and stamina to chase and outrun criminals and to overpower them The only way you can do this is to be physically fit There will be different types of obstacles you might encounter when chasing down a criminal The PSOC training will help you overcome these obstacles with ease and focus on catching the criminal Swimming exercises will help you save lives during water related emergencies such as street flooding or drowning What is it like General physical training Physical training is tough and tiring Your muscles will ache and you will feel the pain But this will happen only for the first few days Soon your body will become stronger and you ll get used to the training You ll be able to see your improvement as each day passes by PSOC With the PSOC it s not about the obstacles it s about the speed All that matters is how fast you

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  • iPrepNS | Police Defensive Tactics (PDT)
    others when you re on duty This is especially so when you re facing aggressive or violent people What is it like PDT is very intensive There are many techniques to learn so you ll need a lot of discipline and focus PDT is also physically tiring You and your partner have to work hard together to get the technique right Some techniques can get very tiring after a few rounds of practise You may have to roll on the ground many times You may have to swing your T baton a lot all of which are tiring If you lose focus you and your squad may be punished and will be asked to do push ups PDT can be painful too Many techniques involve a good deal of contact and twisting Even though PDT is tough and strenuous in the end you ll find the training extremely useful it will help you get out of many difficult situations in the future Some tips Stay focused The training is fast paced with lots of techniques to learn You ll learn a lot faster and better if you re focused PDT will be a lot less painful if you re more

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  • iPrepNS | Firearms training
    9 15 and 23 metres The targets will be human sized but half the height You ll have to shoot these targets while standing or kneeling You ll also have to shoot some targets within a specified time like 1 shot within 3 seconds or 5 shots in 12 seconds There will also be simulated night shoots where you ll shoot while the range lights are dimmed Why do it Every police officer on patrol will be armed with the revolver for self defence Although you won t be firing your revolver in most cases you ll need it in situations where your life or someone else s life is at risk It s therefore important for you be competent in handling the revolver accurately and safely What is it like As most likely this will be the first time you ll be firing a gun you ll find the training quite exciting at first The excitement starts to wear off when you realise the stress and pressure involved in firing a gun accurately and safely The first time you fire you ll get a jolt as the recoil or kickback from the revolver is quite strong and the gunshot is loud Also you ll find that you ll need a lot of force to pull the trigger very hard 12 pounds or over 5kg of force with one finger Some tips When you re shooting stay calm and don t panic Be natural when you re shooting live rounds like what you were doing during the dry practice Strengthen your fingers especially your index finger If your index finger is weak your hand will tremble when you shoot It s hard to get marksmanship with a weak index finger Safety concerns Throughout the training you ll be drilled in

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