Blazing Fast Rescue Action: Japanese Firefighter Tech Rope Speed Competition

By Core77 on September 2, 2015 in Design - Other

There’s no country in the world that has lax firefighters, but in Japan, the prevalence of traditional wooden structures adds an element of increased urgency. And while some team members of a Japanese firefighting brigade are trying to put the fire out, other members have to climb and crawl into the burning structures to pull potentially unconscious victims out.

Rope plays a large role in Japanese rescue operations, and the amount of drilling they do with the stuff is evident in this “Japan Tech Rope Rescue Competition.”  The speed with which these guys move is nothing short of insane. Enjoy, and apologies in advance for the soundtrack: