8 great holiday videos from fire agencies in 2019
From safety PSAs to stunning light displays, here’s how fire agencies spread holiday cheer this year
By FireRescue1 Staff
The holiday season is the perfect time for fire departments to engage with their local communities. Agencies are also increasingly using social media to share special events and safety messages, and this year was no exception.
Here are some of our favorite holiday videos shared online by fire departments in 2019, which we hope may inspire you to find creative ways to connect with your communities in 2020.
Palm Coast (Florida) Fire Department – 2019 Fire Truck Christmas Light Show
2019 Fire Truck Christmas Light Show
Last Christmas we went 🔥 viral 🔥 by rocking around the 🎄 Christmas Tree 🎄! Back by popular demand, we present to you the 🚒 2019 Fire Truck Christmas Light Show 🚒 ! 🎄🚒 🔥 #MerryChristmas #HappyHolidays 🎄🚒 🔥Posted by Palm Coast Fire Department on Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Last year, the Palm Coast Fire Department racked up more than 55,000 views on its fire truck light show video to a remix of the Jingle Bell Rock. This year, the department synced its apparatus up with the hip-hop track Christmas in Hollis by Run-DMC.
Walker County (Georgia) Fire Rescue – Santa and Sparky Holiday Fire Safety PSA
Walker County Fire Rescue recruited a big name to encourage residents to practice fire safety. Before loading his sleigh, Santa Claus joined Sparky the Fire Dog in a new public service announcement to warn the public about how the holiday season can be the most dangerous time of the year.
Monmouth County (New Jersey) Government – Holiday Fire Safety Tips
The Monmouth County Fire Marshal and Fire Academy may not have brought Santa with them in their safety PSA, but they, along with Fire Academy Liaison and Freeholder Patrick Impreveduto, did bring their personalities to this video demonstrating do’s and don’ts for trees, lights and candles.
Carmel (Indiana) Fire Department – Light Show Directed by Santa
Here’s another great light show, from the Carmel Fire Department. According to the department, “A few weeks before the big night, Santa always makes his rounds checking his route. While in Carmel, he stopped by one of the fire stations and had some fun for a bit before the firefighters got a call.”
Richardson (Texas) Fire Department– Toy and Food Drive
The Richardson Fire Department made a special delivery to families at the Network of Community Ministries during its Annual Toy and Food Drive. This year the program will include donations to victims of tornados that struck North Texas in October.
San Diego Fire-Rescue Department – Live Christmas Tree Fire Demonstration
This morning we’re demonstrating how easily your Christmas Tree can catch on fire! 🔥🎄Remember to water your tree every day and not to leave open flames or heaters near it. Stay safe this holiday season. ☃️🎁Posted by San Diego Fire-Rescue Department on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
To send a message about Christmas tree safety, the San Diego Fire-Rescue streamed live video of a demonstration showing how quickly a Christmas tree can burn. The broadcast gave viewers a real-time look at how a dry tree can be consumed in a matter of seconds.
Charlotte County (Florida) Fire and EMS – Dueling Emergency Jingle Bells
Dueling Emergency Jingle Bells
This is our version of a Christmas light display with Engine 7 & and Rescue 32. The music is courtesy the United States Navy Band playing dueling Jingle Bells. Wishing everyone a safe and blessed holiday season. PS. Turn on the sound!Posted by Charlotte County Fire and EMS on Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Charlotte County Fire and EMS put on its own creative light display with a duel between its fire Engine 7 and its Rescue 32 ambulance. The two apparatus faced off to the tune of Jingle Bells performed by the United States Navy Band.
Bonus International Video: County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service, U.K. – Christmas Ad Parody with Fire Dog Woodie
Merry Christmas from CDDFRS
😍👍 It is our pleasure to introduce to you our parody of the John Lewis & Partners Christmas advert 🎅🎄⭐️🎁 featuring CDDFRS Fire Dog Woodie 🐶 and his handler Colin and Green Watch, Spennymoor 👨🚒🎅🎄⭐️🎁 We hope you all have a great Christmas ❤️ show someone you care by visiting your family and friends and make sure they have working smoke alarms ☝️ 🎄⭐️Music by Bastille and idea from John Lewis & Partners - we hope you don't mind 🎄⭐️#ExcitableEdgar #JohnLewisAdvert2019Posted by County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service on Thursday, November 21, 2019
In this adorable video, the County Durham & Darlington Fire & Rescue Service in England parodied the Christmas ad of John Lewis & Partners, a British department store chain. According to a follow-up post, the company sent the star of the parody – Woodie the fire dog – a box of treats and toys, including a plush dragon from the original video.