Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade crew dance The Git Up challenge

Lighting up social media: The Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade try out their dancing shoes. Picture: Facebook
Lighting up social media: The Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade try out their dancing shoes. Picture: Facebook

A group of firefighters from the Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade have taken social media by storm with their all-dancing antics this week.

The crew posted a video to their Facebook page on Wednesday night of the firies completing The Git Up Challenge.

Inspired by the popular 2019 song of the same name by Blanco Brown, the team danced to the infectious tune - and right into the hearts of social media users.

In less than a day, their video was liked more than 7000 times and shared just over 5000 times.

Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade new recruit Lauren Casey, along with her colleague Sue, came up with the idea to film the challenge.

Ms Casey said she was shocked and overwhelmed by the response.

"It's pretty wonderful," she said.

"I was texting with our captain Mitch Quirk and he said it looked really professional. He said he was 'one proud captain' and he 'couldn't stop grinning'.

"The community response has been just amazing.

"We're blessed to live in such a supportive, generous and grateful community."

Ms Casey said family and friends had sent the video along to Sunrise and The Project. She said the video had also travelled across the globe.

"I'm an admin on the Facebook page so I could see just how far this video was going," Ms Casey said.

"Someone said they'd shared it to Michigan in the US. Then there was Boston and Indianapolis."

Ms Casey said the crew first started preparing for their dance last week.

They came together and watched the music video for The Git Up - which features the dance they later performed - and set about practising their moves.

Pre-game: The crew before the dance. Picture: Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade

Pre-game: The crew before the dance. Picture: Tahmoor Rural Fire Brigade

Ms Casey said all up the group would have performed the dance about 10 times.

"When we were ready to start filming a fire call came in, so we had to delay," she said.

"But they were back pretty soon and then we could get into it."

Ms Casey said Mr Quirk wasn't super keen on dancing for the video, but was convinced to make an appearance.

"I kept saying, you're our captain, you've got to be in it," she said.

"As it happened Mitch's partner Mel came by the station with their little baby boy Ryan, and that's when it all came together.

"I said, 'right, you're going to walk past in your red captain helmet and we'll have Ryan in his little RFS gear, and that's how we'll start it'.

"So Mel ran home and got Ryan's gear and then we could film."

Ms Casey said the dance was a lot of fun and a great way to have a laugh after many weeks of intense fire conditions.

She hopes other crews post similar videos and would love to see a couple of different crews have a head-to-head dance-off at a community event in the future.

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