Acing the test of fire in Mumbai

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Firemen during a trailer-pump drill at the annual drill competition held at the Mumbai fire brigade headquarters in Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Firemen during a trailer-pump drill at the annual drill competition held at the Mumbai fire brigade headquarters in Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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Firemen display their skills at the competition in Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Firemen display their skills at the competition in Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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It’s all about valour, abnegation and sacrifice — the motto of the Mumbai fire brigade. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

It’s all about valour, abnegation and sacrifice — the motto of the Mumbai fire brigade. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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The drill completion has been conducted every year since 1942. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

The drill completion has been conducted every year since 1942. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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A fireman during a routine at the fire brigade’s headquarters. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

A fireman during a routine at the fire brigade’s headquarters. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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The competition tests the skills of the officers and men within a time limit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

The competition tests the skills of the officers and men within a time limit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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Firemen perform a rescue drill at the headquarters. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Firemen perform a rescue drill at the headquarters. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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Firemen get started with their routine. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Firemen get started with their routine. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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Personnel during the Angus Ladder motor pump rescue drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Personnel during the Angus Ladder motor pump rescue drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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45 to 55 seconds was the limit for the fire-trailer pump drill and 55 to 65 seconds was the limit for the Angus Ladder Drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

45 to 55 seconds was the limit for the fire-trailer pump drill and 55 to 65 seconds was the limit for the Angus Ladder Drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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A fireman after his event at the headquarters in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

A fireman after his event at the headquarters in Mumbai. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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Schoolchildren watch as the firemen perform the Angus Ladder drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

Schoolchildren watch as the firemen perform the Angus Ladder drill. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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A fireman during a wall-rappelling routine at Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

A fireman during a wall-rappelling routine at Byculla. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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A total of 200 marks are given to the team completing the drill before the time limit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

A total of 200 marks are given to the team completing the drill before the time limit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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The Andheri fire unit celebrate their win in the competition. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

The Andheri fire unit celebrate their win in the competition. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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It’s the cup of joy for the Andheri fire unit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

It’s the cup of joy for the Andheri fire unit. (Kunal Patil/Ht photo)

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