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600 contestants join national rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City

600 contestants join national rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City

Sunday, September 17, 2023, 08:48 GMT+7
600 contestants join national rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City
Firefighters take on a challenge in which they have to rescue a person in a toxic environment in the final round of Vietnam’s second rescue competition in Ho Chi Minh City, September 16, 2023. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

Ho Chi Minh City hosted the final round of Vietnam’s second rescue competition on Saturday, with the participation of 600 contestants.

The competition was aimed at enhancing the expertise of firefighters and rescue workers as well as enabling them to meet and exchange experience.

The participants were required to compete in such categories as rescue swimming, water rescue, 100-meter obstacle course plus rescue, and toxic environment rescue.

In the category of 100-meter obstacle course plus rescue, contestants needed to get through iron obstacles and perform rescue tasks.

This category required the participants to have good health, sufficient knowledge and rescue skills, and the skillful use of rescue equipment and vehicles to ensure the rescuers remained safe and the victims were saved swiftly.

A contestant joins a 100-meter obstacle course and rescue. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A contestant joins a 100-meter obstacle course and rescue challenge. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A contestant participates in a water rescue challenge. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

A contestant participates in a water rescue challenge. Photo: Phuong Quyen / Tuoi Tre

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