Firefighter Azmir Ali Ameer Ali is used to racing against time.
After six years with the Singapore Civil Defence Force, the 27-year-old has taken part in his fair share of rescue operations.
On Sunday, Staff Sergeant Azmir Ali was in a different race against time and came out tops.
He was one of about 450 firefighters and paramedics from around the world taking part in the Singapore-Global Firefighters & Paramedics Challenge at the Singapore Expo.
He competed in the International category and clocked the fastest time among eight contestants in the event known as Braveheart.
For this challenge, Staff Sgt Azmir Ali carried a ladder and leaned it against a structure which represented a building.
He then rolled up two water hoses on the ground and hoisted them up to the third storey of the structure via a pulley.
Next, he climbed the ladder and carried a victim from the second storey to the ground floor.
After that, he went back to the third storey and shimmied out of the structure and to the ground via a rope.
The task was so challenging that one of the competitors, a firefighter from Nepal, could not complete it.