Singer, songwriter and producer Blanco Brown became a household name with his hit 2019 song “The Git Up.” He’s worked with such celebrities as Chris Brown and Pitbull, but it’s his own debut single that has Americans putting their own spin on the wild and crazy “The Git Up” challenge.
The video for Brown’s song has been viewed on YouTube millions of times and inspired the fun and clever dance challenge where people perform Blanco’s fantastic line dance in all sorts of crazy places and share the results on social media.
During the video recorded for “The Git Up” dance challenge, Blanco dances to his groovy song in a dark parking lot of a trailer park, creating a line dance that millions of people have attempted to do.
College friends have challenged other campus groups to a dance-off. Police officers and teachers have gotten in on the fun, too, ribbing other communities’ schools and stations to create the best dance challenge video they can.
Even firefighters have lit up the internet with their own versions of “The Git Up” challenge.
Members of the Palm Beach County Fire Rescue somehow found the time to create a fun video as part of the dance challenge and it’s smoldering hot. Each year Palm Beach County Fire Rescue employees raise money to help charities in their community. So this year they took on “The Git Up” challenge as a way to raise money for the United Way campaign.
As one of the largest fire departments in Florida, they respond to not just fires and medical emergencies, but also car accidents, hazardous materials or conditions, plane crashes, aircraft emergencies, presidential motorcade details, chemical spills, fuel spills, water rescues, animal rescues, hurricane/disaster planning, preparation and response, and more.
They respond to an average of 140,000 911 calls for assistance. There are 49 fire stations linked together across the country and cover 1,761 square miles. There were plenty of firefighters out of the 1,500 employees who were game to join in on the challenge.
The video shows firefighters dancing in full gear, wearing part of their equipment and dressed in official uniforms. They loll about under sprays of water and get down to the beat.
They dance in an empty lot, perform a cool trick with the splits in front of a fire engine and boogie in the water wearing dive team gear.
The firefighters line dance in front of fire trucks and in an ambulance. They carry chain saws and the jaws of life. There’s even a body on a gurney in the background at a couple of moments in the video.
A handful of couples loop their arms together like they’re in a hoe down, spinning around in circles. They also shake and shimmy like they’re in a free-for-all dance-off at a few points, really feeling the beat.
As the video nears its end, the fire chief comes storming out of the fire station demanding to know…
“What’s going on?”
Then he comically shouts, “Carry on,” and with a wave of his hand dismisses the firefighting dancers and permits them to carry on with their blazing hot dancing.
Watch how these firefighters, both men and women who risk their lives every single day to save others, relax and have a blast creating their own video for The Git Up Challenge.
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