Story By: Kathryn Quinn, Sub Editor: Joseph Golder, Agency: Central European News
A German fire brigade has taken social media by storm with aerial photos of firefighters and over 300 items of equipment being used for the online ‘Tetris Challenge’.
Firefighters in the town of Langenselbold in the district of Main-Kinzig located in the central German state of Hesse emptied out their equipment and used their bodies to form shapes used in the popular tile-matching puzzle game Tetris before taking aerial photos of their achievement.
According to reports, firefighters used a total of 328 equipment items including fire hoses, extinguishers, connectors, nozzles, chains, bags, pipes, hydraulic equipment, spotlights, pipes, ladders, protective clothing, stretchers, rescue equipment and, most importantly, themselves.
Fire brigade spokesman Dennis Ernst, 26, who took the photos, told local media: “We completely dismantled the fire engine. We needed three hours to get everything out.
“When we had finally finished, we only left the water cannon on the roof otherwise everything else was emptied out.”
The proud firefighters posted their efforts on social media where the photos have been widely circulated.
According to reports, emergency service workers around the world are getting in on the trend which has been called ‘knolling’, the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organisation.
The photos have also sparked the online ‘Tetris Challenge’, named after the classic tile-matching puzzle game that was first launched in 1984.
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