Stoke & Staffordshire

Staffordshire firefighters perform YouTube hit live

A group of Staffordshire firefighters has performed a live version of a fire safety video that became a "viral" hit.

Their cover of the Sugababes' hit Push the Button encourages people to regularly test whether their alarms work.

To date the video has had more than 44,000 YouTube views online.

Local dancers were drafted in to take part in the show at Hanley fire station.

The live show on Thursday was timed to coincide with the release of a new smart phone app involving fire testing.

The 59p app reminds users to test their alarms once a week, with proceeds going to The Fire Fighters Charity.

The song was co-written and sung by Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service's marketing officer, Rachelle Hewitt.

She also persuaded two publishing companies to give her the rights to use the song.

The video includes reworded lyrics and shows firefighters going about their daily work as they dance to the song.

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