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Proud to fight fires and save lives

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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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on March 03, 2019, with the headline 'Proud to fight fires and save lives'. Print Edition | Subscribe