Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

By Nguyen Dong   July 21, 2020 | 11:41 am GMT+7
23 teams from around the country traversed obstacles, broke open locks and put out fires in a competition for firefighters held in Da Nang.
Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

The finals of the competition organized by the firefighting and rescue police department took place on Monday.

Twenty three out of 140 teams drawn from the fire departments of the country's 63 provinces and cities and the University of Fire Prevention and Fighting qualified for them.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

Referees keep track of contestants to mark scores and spot mistakes.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

The contests included a 100 m obstacle run and rescue, a 4x100 m relay involving rescue and firefighting and spraying water.

In the water-spraying category, participants needed to unroll hoses and connect them to pumps, the most difficult part of the competition.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

Participants aim the hoses to shoot water at targets two meters above the ground. The team hitting the target first was declared the winner.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

A contestant from the Hanoi firefighting department vaults over a "wall."

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

A firefighter tries to break through a door. Participants needed to get through narrow steel frames, break locks and carry people on their backs, among other tasks in the competition.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

A firefighter tries to get past "fire fences" in the firefighting and rescue category. Four members of a team had to split up to pass the obstacles while carrying water buckets, crawling through steel tubes, breaking locks, and putting out flames.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

A firefighter uses a mini fire extinguisher to put out a fire in a 4 m2 area.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

Firefighters carry people on their backs to safety.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

Participants' family members and passersby cheer for them.

The competition is a chance for participants to hone their skills and strategies in firefighting and rescue.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

A firefighter makes it to the finish line.

Firefighters battle flames in Da Nang contest

The HCMC firefighting police department cheers as their team finished in first place, followed by the Central Highlands' Lam Dong Province and the Mekong Delta's Bac Lieu Province.

 
 
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