Dubai Gives Firefighters Jetpacks for Skyscraper Fires

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Firefighters in Dubai will soon use actual jetpacks to fight fires in the city’s skyscrapers. Dubai’s government has signed a deal with Martin Jetpack to send 20 jetpacks to help first responders fight fires in the city’s 916 high-rise buildings, according to Wired. “Sometimes we have challenges or difficulties to reach the top floors of those buildings,” Lt. Col Ali Almutawa told the BBC. And when a fire starts in one of Dubai’s skyscrapers, the wind can push it up to the upper floors. The standard Martin Jetpack can climb to 3,000 feet, according to Wired.

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