Harlem Shake - Manchester Fire style

A GIANT smoke alarm, fire extinguisher, tiger and firefighter with a hose reel have joined the latest viral craze with @manchesterfire uploading its very own Harlem Shake offering.

The 30-second video was uploaded to Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service's YouTube channel as part of their activity for Cooking Fire Safety Month.

Less than 24 hours later, it has been viewed more than 2,000 times.

Staff raided the store cupboard and found a suitable odd range of gear to get kitted out in and make their own video in record time.

Councillor David Acton, Chairman of Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Authority, said: "We decided to do our own version of the Harlem Shake, found what costumes we could to get into the spirit of it and threw in our Ban the Pan signs to mark Cooking Fire Safety Month.

"It was done in a matter of a morning at Manchester Central Fire Station and was all about reacting quickly to the trend.

"It's a serious message as we genuinely want people to ditch chip pans and be safer in the kitchens but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it."

The online video sensation is set to a track by 23-year-old DJ, Baauer, who first put the song online in 2011.

Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue Service is continually trying to reach people and help them be safer in different ways - with them using more and more videos in recent times.

The Harlem Shake video got support from local media in no time with the Manchester Evening News and Granada running stories on the YouTube video just over an hour after it was uploaded.

To see the video, please go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iz3JkHiIezc.

Last update: 20/02/2013 10:30:39
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