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Dancing Firefighters Video Goes Viral

Chattanooga firefighters disco dancing CPR video has gone viral. A large group of fire academy graduates blended their emergency skills with all the rhythm they could muster to craft a lively life-saving instructional video. The video dubbed the “Firefighter Flash Mob” has been seen by approximately 5 million viewers – and counting.

The Tennessee firefighters danced to the 1970s era hit, “Stayin’ Alive” while they taught a distraught woman how to save her friend. Perhaps the most laughter generating segment of the viral video occurs when the fire engine ladders are lower and spinning disco balls become visible.

The dancing firefighters video has been become a big hit with not only the average viewer looking for something to funny to watch during a work break, but also with firefighters and emergency responders from across the United States.

The Chattanooga Fire Department responds to more than 16,000 emergencies on an annual basis, these dedicated heroes and heroines most definitely deserve to add a bit of levity into their work lives. The Tennessee city has the fourth largest population in the state. The fire department’s jurisdiction is comprised of about 155-square-miles in Hamilton County.

In addition to their emergency response duties, the firefighters are also involved in various facets of public education. The firefighters in the viral video provide potentially life-saving CPR tips in an entertaining manner. The musical antics prompted the video’s popularity and most likely allowed important CPR techniques to be viewed by an audience which the firefighters could not have reached otherwise.

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