Firefighters Recreate The Iconic 'Dirty Dancing' Scene And It Looks Like They Had The Time Of Their Lives

Ever since Patrick Swayze's character, Johnny, twirled and lifted Jennifer Grey's Baby in one of the most iconic movie scenes ever, people from all over have been trying to recreate it.


While many have had luck in successfully achieving the difficult lift in the final dance of the 1987 film Dirty Dancing, some haven't been so graceful. Just this past summer, one middle-aged couple lost consciousness and ended up in hospital after a failed attempt at the lift.


But even close calls like this didn't stop others from attempting the complicated moves from the cult classic. Two firefighters are the latest ones to give it a go, and their spoof is so good that has gone viral.

Joanna Gilham and Nathan Pavey of Kent Fire and Rescue wanted to remind the public about the importance of regularly testing their smoke alarms, but instead of the usual PSA, they wanted to take theirs to a new height, and that they did.

Kent First and Rescue shared the video of the spoof on Twitter along with the caption, "Nobody puts fire safety in the corner! Keep having the time of your life "“ test your smoke alarm weekly #1987"

Since its release, the clip has gotten thousands of retweets, and the online community is loving it.


The station added that although the PSA is lighthearted and "simple," the message should be taken seriously. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), three out of five home fire deaths were in homes with no smoke alarms or faulty ones.

Iain Thomson, the head of community safety told BBC that they're hoping the video will urge "people to make it part of their weekly activity."

"If you have difficulty reaching for the smoke alarm then you could use a broom handle or ask a relative or neighbor to help. These life-saving devices are vital in every home," he added.

You can watch the entire parody in the video below:

This isn't the first time that the service did parodies to drive home a message. Last month, they released an IT-inspired video, and prior to that they spoofed Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

The latest PSA's release coincides with the 30th anniversary of Dirty Dancing.

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