Watch a Dubai firefighter fly on water jetpack

Yes, that’s a firefighter, riding on a jet of water to bravely tackle a car fire.

In the one-minute video released by Dubai Media Office, we see a member of Dubai Civil Defence zipping along Dubai Creek on a red and yellow jet ski, before strapping on a water jetpack and rising up into the air.

They then hover expertly on two plumes of water, as they direct a hose towards a white van that seems to have burst into flames on Dubai’s Maktoum Bridge.

Called Dolphin (because it’s clever and great in water?), the innovative new firefighting service launched at Intersec 2017, a security and fire safety expo taking place in Dubai until 24th January.

Although it’s been showcased dousing a car fire, Dolphin’s role will be to fight blazes on boats and shoreline buildings.

As much of Dubai is by the water (especially since Dubai Canal completed), it’s a smart idea that will go hand-in-hand with floating firestations, another development recently announced by Lieutenant Colonel Ali Al Mutawa, head of operations at Dubai Civil Defence.

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