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. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO
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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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