Chinese firefighters were surprised to find out their gear turned into ice armor as they extinguished a fire in Altay, Northwest China’s, Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region.
The temperature at the time was below minus 30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit), according to China Daily. The incredibly low temperature froze their gear to the point that they stood upright after taking them off – giving the impression that they had donned ice armor.
It was so cold that even the water shooting out of the fire hose started to freeze once it hit the frigid air.
They noticed ice particles frozen on their uniforms — crystals had accumulated after their hard work!
But even so, the gallant firefighters kept on performing their duties even under extreme weather conditions.
It really is inspiring to see people work hard even when the odds are against them, like the female traffic officer who worked her beat despite being covered in snow and frost. Another perfect example is the schoolboy who went viral earlier in January named Wang Manfu, better known as “Ice Boy”.
Featured image via China Daily