Dubai: It’s a scene reminiscent of an action movie: a man aboard a jet ski speeds by and moments later soars above water to tackle a burning car on the bridge.
The scene was from a video released recently by the Dubai Civil Defence to mark the launch of a new innovative firefighting service called Dolphin.
The new service equips the city’s firemen and first responders with water jetpacks to combat fires that are difficult to access, such as those on bridges, boats or buildings along the coast.
The jetpacks can reportedly propel firemen 3,000 feet above water, enabling them to reach high rises that can’t be easily accessed by helicopters, construction cranes and other firefighting equipment, ultimately cutting down the response time during emergencies.
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