The last 36 hours: Final stretch for trainees to earn elite Dart tabs

In Part 2 of our story, we continue to trail the three Dart trainees in the last hours of their course. Exhausted and sleep-deprived, they push on to complete multiple rescue missions before earning their Dart tabs.

Sweat beads trickled down his face as he waited anxiously for the "Go" signal while perched precariously on a seventh-floor ledge.

Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) Staff Sergeant Muhammad Mohd Nazarudin, 30, and two others were preparing to "rescue" an angry man who had threatened to jump from two floors below.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 14, 2018, with the headline 'The last 36 hours'. Print Edition | Subscribe