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Firefighting and rescue competition organized in Ho Chi Minh City

Firefighting and rescue competition organized in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 17:01 GMT+7
Firefighting and rescue competition organized in Ho Chi Minh City
A firefighting police officer gives his colleague a piggyback ride during an obstacle race as part of a firefighting and rescue competition organized in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighting and rescue competition was organized by the Ho Chi Minh City firefighting police department and the Ministry of Public Security on Tuesday morning.

The event took place at the firefighting police unit in Thu Duc District and was part of this year’s national campaign, ‘Stay Fit for National Defense,’ initiated by the Ministry of Public Security.

The contest saw the participation of 30 teams, including 24 teams from the firefighting police units based in the city’s 24 districts and four teams under the municipal Fire Prevention and Fighting and Rescue Police Division (PC07).

Contestants were required to finish three categories including a 100m obstacle race, 4x100m relay, and fire extinguishment.

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

One of the PC07 teams won the first prize, while the first and second runners-up were the firefighting police units in District 12 and Thu Duc District, respectively.

The competition is a regular activity of the country’s public security sector, aimed at building and training a modern and elite force.

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Competitions like this provide good opportunities for officers to improve their physical health and sharpen their skills, as well as to exchange experience with their colleagues.

They also help the public have a better understanding of police forces’ tasks and missions.

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters participate in a relay race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters participate in a relay race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter puts out a fire with a fire extinguisher during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter puts out a fire with a fire extinguisher during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters use water hoses to put out fire during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

Firefighters use water hoses to put out a fire during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

A firefighter participates in an obstacle race during a firefighting and rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, June 16, 2020. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

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