Firefighting isn’t just a job — it’s also a sport. Firematic Racing involves firefighters competing against the clock to complete tasks like assembling and climbing a ladder or fitting and shooting a hose. Though the sport is most popular in New York, its reach extends across the pond to Europe, too.

Watch some Firematic matches below:

A Russian team practicing for a ladder race

A team of Long Islanders called the Flying Dutchmen competing in a motorized C-Ladder race

The Flying Dutchmen competing in a hose race

[via Reddit]

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