In Dubai, jet-packed firefighters will tackle skyscraper fires

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Dubai is home to some of the world's tallest buildings, including the 828 meter high Burj Khalifa skyscraper and the residential Torch building, where a fire broke out on the 50th floor earlier this year. Faced with such great heights, the Dubai Civil Defense is creating a fleet of emergency-service jetpacks, which will help firefighters tackle future flames in the city's skyscrapers. The jetpacks were designed by the Martin Aircraft Company and can be manned by firefighters after only a small amount of training, providing a more secure solution to physically climbing up ladders. They can also be used to…

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