Cool Dubai Firefighters Tackle Fires With Water-Powered Jetpacks

Firefighters in Dubai have taken the term “cool” to a whole new level by arriving on scene with jet skis and jetpacks.

For Dubai, diamond-studded cars and gold-plated door handles are a thing of the past.

The Middle Eastern country, in yet another display of its lavish lifestyle, has now introduced a brand new method of tackling fires that involves water-powered jetpacks.

Yes, you read that right.

Firefighters handling emergency situations in the UAE now look like a scene straight out of a Hollywood movie, as they make their way through rough waters on jet skis and then soar high into the sky using jetpacks.

The innovative way of tackling fires, called Dolphin, was introduced so that firefighters could quickly reach sites around waterways without having to spend an endless amount of time battling traffic. It also allows them to get to the scene before a fire truck, so that initial emergency measures can be taken.

New Zealand-based company Martin Aircraft developed the technology and Dubai has so far purchased around 20 jetpacks, each of which costs around $35,000.

“Dubai is one of the fastest-growing future cities in the world with its modern skyscrapers and vast infrastructure … the introduction of Martin jetpacks into our fleet of emergency response vehicles is another example of how Dubai leads the world,” said Dubai Civil Defense’s Lieutenant Colonel Ali Almutawa.

The DCD even released a video featuring a firefighter using the jetpacks to put out a fire on a burning vehicle on an unidentified causeway.

Check out the video above to see how the innovative technology actually works.

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