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Germany: World's toughest fire fighters battle it out for top spot01:33

Germany: World's toughest fire fighters battle it out for top spot

Germany, Hannover
June 13, 2015 at 05:03 GMT +00:00 · Published

Firefighters from all over the world proved their skill and endurance in the world championship of the ‘Toughest Firefighter Alive’ (TFA) at the Exhibition INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover on Saturday.

The competitors had the opportunity to show off their talents during several different stages, which included “rescuing” an 80kg (176 lbs) dummy and ascending the 65m (213ft) high Hermes Tower wearing full protective gear.

In TFA the servicemen can participate on a National, European or World Championship level. It originally started in the US and is often referred to as the “Firefighters Ironman Competition.” This year’s TFA takes place for the 17th time and runs from June 8-13.

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Firefighters from all over the world proved their skill and endurance in the world championship of the ‘Toughest Firefighter Alive’ (TFA) at the Exhibition INTERSCHUTZ in Hannover on Saturday.

The competitors had the opportunity to show off their talents during several different stages, which included “rescuing” an 80kg (176 lbs) dummy and ascending the 65m (213ft) high Hermes Tower wearing full protective gear.

In TFA the servicemen can participate on a National, European or World Championship level. It originally started in the US and is often referred to as the “Firefighters Ironman Competition.” This year’s TFA takes place for the 17th time and runs from June 8-13.

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