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Atascadero firefighters create fire safety songs for Fire Prevention Week

Posted at 10:19 AM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-13 14:36:23-04

Every year, local fire departments and KSBY team up to visit elementary schools across the Central Coast for the Burn Relay to teach kids fire safety and prevention.

Due to COVID-19 and distance learning, the Burn Relay couldn't happen last week so firefighters with the Atascadero Fire Department got creative instead.

With the help of a local video production company, the firefighters created an eight-minute video discussing fire safety set to music.

Proving they are truly "all-risk" and multi-talented, the firefighters covered World In Union's hit song "On Top Of The World" and put a spin on Lil Nas X's wildly popular song "Old Town Road."

Atascadero city officials say between shifts, the firefighters produced the video, wrote the songs and practiced their singing and dancing.

With many of the firefighters being sent to help with wildfires across California, the fire department says it took a lot of coordination to put the video together. City leaders say the video has been a huge hit with local kids learning at home.