Ragging outlawed but still practised in SCDF: Former servicemen

Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was found unconscious inside a pump well at Tuas View Fire Station, having been dunked inside to celebrate his operationally ready date.
Corporal Kok Yuen Chin was found unconscious inside a pump well at Tuas View Fire Station, having been dunked inside to celebrate his operationally ready date.PHOTO: LIANHE WANBAO

SINGAPORE - Throwing firefighters into water at important junctures of their training is a tradition that has been passed down over the decades in the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).

From fish ponds to pump wells, the tradition stems from a belief that firefighters should be comfortable with water, which is what they always have to handle in their work.

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