Dubai has firefighters with water jetpacks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Dubai is not the richest city in the world, but it might have the coolest firefighters.

The Dubai Civil Defense has launched a new tool to battle fires around the coastal city and its manmade islands: Water jetpacks.

A promotional video shows a firefighter racing to the scene on a jet ski and straping into the jetpack, which is equipped with fire hose.

Firefighters don’t get caught in traffic on the city’s busy roadways and there’s no need for a fire hydrant. The waterways provide an unlimited source of water to propel the jetpack and fight the fire.