China’s first waterjet-equipped fire engine rolls off assembly line

China’s first fire engine equipped with a water jet cutter rolled off the assembly line on Thursday.

The fire truck is loaded with a super-hose with a patented nozzle, which can shoot an ultra-powerful jet of water capable of cutting metal or granite.

Concrete pipes more than a dozen centimeters thick can be easily cut through. The facility can also penetrate steel doors within seconds.

Developers say the waterjet allows firefighters to tackle a blaze more safely and effectively from the outside.

The water jet cutter is powered entirely by the engine of the fire truck, and can work for three hours consecutively without additional fuel.

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