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Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

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Annual Firefighter Ceremony Heats Up Tokyo

Tokyo firefighters take part in a yearly ceremony to mark the official start of duties in the New Year, much to the crowd's anticipation and delight.

About 2,100 firefighters and workers of the Tokyo Fire Department participated. Attractions included acrobatics on ladders that have been handed down for centuries.

New electric-powered three-wheel vehicles were also unveiled. They are expected to enable carrying out first aid in narrow places. Firefighters simulated rescue operations and wrapped up the annual event with fire extinguishing exercises. Every year, crowds gather to witness this spectacle, truly offering something for everyone.