Blazing the trail: Meet Captain Pek Hong Kun, a female marine firefighter

Captain Pek Hong Kun, 28, is the first and only female marine rota commander with the Singapore Civil Defence Force.
Captain Pek Hong Kun, 28, is the first and only female marine rota commander with the Singapore Civil Defence Force.ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Don't let Captain Pek Hong Kun's petite frame fool you.

The 28-year-old female firefighter, who stands at 1.61m, undergoes the exact same scenario drills and physical training as her male counterparts.

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