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Malaysia Civil Defence Force
Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia
Pertahanan Awam Malaysia.svg
Agency overview
Formed1939; 83 years ago (1939)
Preceding agencies
  • Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia (JPAM)
  • Jabatan Pertahanan Awam (JPA3)
HeadquartersAngkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia, Jalan Maktab Perguruan Islam, Sungai Merab, 43000 Kajang, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
MottoSedia, Pantas, Berintegriti
(Readiness, Speed, Integrity)
Parent agencyPrime Minister's Department

The Malaysia Civil Defence Force (Malay: Angkatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia) or popularly known as APM or MCDF (formerly JPAM and JPA3) is the civil defence services agency in Malaysia, until 31 August 2016 the Civil Defence Department (Malay: Jabatan Pertahanan Awam Malaysia).




Development era


The National Headquarters encompasses all civil defence and search and rescue units nationwide, and reports to the Prime Minister's Department. As of 2017 Major General (R) Dato' Azmy Bin Yahya serves as its Chief Commissioner of Civil Defence.

The CDF is composed of:

Rank insignia


The rank system of the MCDF mirrors those used in the Singapore Civil Defence Force, but using the same civil grades as a government agency. In addition, an extra 3 ranks are used above Warrant Officer Class 1 and below Second Lieutenant, a singularity among uniformed forces.

Other ranks

Staff Officer

Officer corps

Current inventory

Fire engines




  1. ^ "Pangkat dan Gelaran". 9 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Malaysia makes order for 23 amphibious craft". 29 March 2017. Retrieved 29 March 2017.