Jetpacks Will Be Provided To Dubai’s Firefighters
Fighting fire in high rise buildings is a difficult and dangerous task and Dubai got the most high rise buildings, They have a strict building code as it is but still accidents happen and to fight that now Dubai is equipping it’s firefighters with Jetpacks. A startup named Martin Jetpack has been consulted by the city administration to provide both manned and remotely piloted jetpacks for rescue and fire mitigation in the event of a disaster and now they have been delivered to the department. Officer Ali Multawa of the Civil Defense Unit said that 20 jetpacks had been purchased, and they would be used to improve fire services and save people’s lives in the future.
Burh Khalifa itself has 163 floors, and if the elevator system is blocked or affected by the fire, it will be nearly impossible for the team to get them on time. The department already uses helicopters and other aircraft to monitor and rescue if needed, but these fast jetpacks will give an added dimension to the administration. This Jetpack is powered by a V4 engine and can reach speeds of 74 Kph and can rise to 1,000 meters with controls fit enough for convenient quarter navigation.
The city administration also wants to equip them with thermal imaging sensors so that people can be located and evacuated within no time. Martin Jetpack has also hinted at the possibility of jetpacks for other purposes as well including military use.