California fire department's new safety video burning up social media

  • Source: KTVU-TV Fox 2 Oakland
  • Published: 05/21/2021 12:00 AM

VIDEOS: Napa's fire department is burning up social media with a new safety video. It's a rock parody with a fire prevention message. "We thought it would be funny if we did the Talking Heads song, "Burning Down the House," explained Napa Fire Marshal Greg Fortune. "But we did it as "Don't Burn Down Your House." 40 years after the original hit, the fire department spoof features Fortune and his team of fire inspectors and staff. The lyrics admonish listeners to change batteries in smoke detectors, and cool ashes before dumping them, among other tips. The cast lip synchs and pretends to jam on guitars, with Fortune handling vocals. "It was so fun, but originally I was super-reluctant to be part of this," admitted Shuree Egloff, a management analyst for the Fire Department. In the video, she is one of three back-up dancers, slinging guitars.


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