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
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
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
"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.