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Dubai has equipped some of its firefighters with water-powered jetpacks to help tackle blazes quickly and effectively from pretty much any angle they like.

In a demonstration video (below) released by the Dubai Civil Defense (DCD), a firefighter speeding across the water on a Jet Ski as he makes his way to a car burning on a bridge, though in this case the flames are represented by smoke from flares.

Within seconds of arriving at the scene, the firefighter deploys his jetpack, the force of the water elevating him to street level, and then higher. After quickly assessing the situation, he activates the hose to tackle the “flames,” drawing the water from the canal below.

The technology enables the city’s firefighters to reach blazes on bridges more quickly than if they had to negotiate busy roads during the rush hour. It also gives them easier access to fires in buildings located along waterways, as well as to boat-related incidents.

Dubai has equipped some of its firefighters with water-powered jetpacks to help tackle blazes quickly and effectively from pretty much any angle they like.

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