Breaking News US/Australia ll  Tetris Challenge sees police globally pose with equipment laid out

Breaking News US/Australia ll Tetris Challenge sees police globally pose with equipment laid out


Emergency services across the world have taken part in the ‘Tetris Challenge’ – posing like action figures on a road next to all their equipment The bizarre new craze was sparked by Zurich Police in Switzerland at the start of September when it posted on Facebook: ‘If you have always wanted to know what is all in a patrol car of the traffic – here you go We wish you a #happy Sunday #KantonspolizeiZurich.’Two officers were seen on their backs surrounded by helmets, Kevlar vests, handcuffs and traffic cones in a drone picture that looks like the puzzle video game The move, known as knolling to fans of graphic design, took off and soon spread around the country before going international   The bizarre new craze was sparked by Zurich Police in Switzerland (pictured) at the start of September when it posted on Facebook: ‘If you have always wanted to know what is all in a patrol car of the traffic – here you go We wish you a #happy Sunday #KantonspolizeiZurich’ Unidad Militar de Emergencias workers in Spain are seen during their version of the challenge posted on Spetember 30 West Yorkshire Fire Service’s attempt (pictured) was posted with the caption: ‘Ever wondered what we carry on one of our fire engines?’ The move, known as knolling to fans of graphic design, took off and soon spread around the country before going international  It first popped up in forces in the Netherlands, Hungary, Austria and Germany (pictured, Langenselbold firemen) In a re-styled attempt at the Tetris Challenge, KNRM lifeboats in the Netherlands lie on the jetty next to their vessel on September 30It first popped up in forces in the Netherlands, Hungary, Austria and Germany  Now, firefighters in Britain, air force servicemen in the US and police in Australia are among those to have taken up the challenge Rebecca Tilen of Zurich police said: ‘We posted pictures from police everyday life and encouraged others to join us ‘Now everyone tries to constantly find even more funny ideas.’ Now, firefighters in Britain, air force servicemen in the US, Queensland Police in Australia (left) and paramedics in Toronto, Canada, (right)  are among those to have taken up the challenge Yet it was servicemen from Minot Air Force Base (pictured) in North Dakota, US, who attracted much of the publicity  They posed for the Lego-style picture with night-vision goggles, rifles, machine guns and radios Rebecca Tilen of Zurich police said: ‘We posted pictures from police everyday life and encouraged others to join us Now everyone tries to constantly find even more funny ideas.’ Pictured: Dutch Lifeguards in their interpretation She said: ‘Every Sunday I post an exciting, nice or funny picture from the police everyday life on Facebook and Instagram ‘ Pictured: Red Cross teams taking part Share this article Share She added to the Guardian: ‘Every Sunday I post an exciting, nice or funny picture from the police everyday life on Facebook and Instagram ‘We had issued such a police car and spread the contents next to it Two policemen then had the idea to join in as well. The photo was finally taken with a drone ‘We were immensely happy and encouraged others to join us. It was followed by rescue services, fire departments, other police departments, but also private companies participated ‘Wiltshire Police posted its version of the game on Facebook with PC David McCalmont – from the Devizes Community Policing Team – lying next to his patrol car gear She continued: ‘We had issued such a police car and spread the contents next to it Two policemen then had the idea to join in as well. The photo was finally taken with a drone ‘ Pictured: Uttar Pradesh Police in India on September 30 Ms Tilen added: ‘We were immensely happy and encouraged others to join us It was followed by rescue services, fire departments, other police departments, but also private companies participated ‘ Pictured: Red Cross personnel doing the challenge Ottawa Paramedic Service in Canada’s capital were seen in a tightly-knit version of the Tetris Challenge on September 30The force told the Swindon Advertiser: ‘Taking part in the Tetris Challenge was a fun way to give our communities a behind-the-scenes look at an element of operational policing ‘Our officers have to be prepared to deal with everything and anything while on duty, so showing the range of kit a police car carries was a great way to demonstrate this to the public ‘And West Yorkshire Fire Service’s attempt was posted with the caption: ‘Ever wondered what we carry on one of our fire engines?’Well here it is our attempt at the Tetris Challenge.’Yet it was servicemen from Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota, US, who attracted much of the publicity Pictured: The effort by young firefighters at Pledelsheim, a German fire brigade which took social media by storm with its aerial photograph of firefighters and over 300 items of equipment Royal Dutch Association for the Rescuing of Drenkelingen in the Netherlands look relaxed in their neatly-assembled Tetris Challenge picture Firefighters from the Langenselbold service in Hesse, Germany, assumed the fetal position next to a bus during their attempt The latest trend may have been kicked off by Zurich Police last month, but the picture layout can be traced back to New Zealand Police in 2018 (pictured)They posed for the Lego-style picture with night-vision goggles, rifles, machine guns and radios Their post had the caption: ‘Limited edition! Order now for $1,245,000 00!’The latest trend may have been kicked off by Zurich Police last month, but the picture layout can be traced back to New Zealand Police in 2018 On November 19 the service posted an image on its Twitter page with a bearded officer surrounded by equipment from his red patrol car It was posted with the caption: ‘#flatlay.’

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