Dubai has signed a contract with Martin Jetpack to arm firefighters of the city with actual jetpacks that aim to help first responders become more effective in fighting fires, especially in high-rise buildings.
The jetpacks, which cost up to $250,000 each, can fly up to 3,000 feet, which will come in handy when fires happen at top floors of the many skyscrapers in the city, or when winds push the fire towards upper floors, Business Insider reported.
Under the terms of the agreement, Dubai's Civil Defense could get up to 20 jetpacks and two simulators, as well as training and support for its personnel. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed, according to Mashable.
"The vision of Dubai Civil Defence is protecting lives, properties and environment and to provide fast professional service, efficient investment of human and material sources to give [the] best results," said DCD's Lt. Col. Ali Almutawa, according to Fox News. "Dubai is one of the fastest growing future cities in the world with its modern skyscrapers and vast infrastructure... the introduction of Martin jetpacks into our fleet of emergency response vehicles is another example of how Dubai leads the world."
Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and has always been on top when it comes to modern infrastructure and technology that help improve people's lives, the Daily Mail reported.