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Watch Cambridge firefighters’ Thrilling take on Hallowe’en safetyAfter their last video went viral, a crew of Cambridge firefighters have turned to Michael Jackson to help spread the word about Hallowe’en safety12:44, 24 OCT 2016Updated12:49, 24 OCT 2016Get daily updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeSee our privacy noticeThank you for subscribing!Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid EmailThe all singing all dancing firefighters from Cambridge’s Black Watch have issued a spine tingling warning ahead of Hallowe’en.Members of the crew, based at Cambridge’s Parkside Fire Station, have channelled their inner zombies, for a recreation of Michael Jackson’s iconic Thriller video.Six members of the crew spent around a month and a half working on the routine, which sees them slide out of a drawer and from behind the door of a van to enter a smoke filled station, before dancing to the 1982 classic.Black Watch take on Mary Poppins, for their viral ‘Step in Time(ish)’ chimney safety videoCrew commander Jeff Whitlam said he came up with the idea for the Thriller video with firefighter James Ball after the success of last year’s video.He said: “I think everyone is a bit of a Michael Jackson fan and we were buoyed by the success of the last video.”Ever since then people have been asking us when we were going to do another one so this was a great opportunity to deliver an important safety message.”The video ends once again with firefighter Dave Wisbey dressed as Dick Van Dyke, delivering a string of essential safety messages about the dangers of flammable children’s costumes.The crew gave up their lunch hours to rehears the video, which was choreographed by local dance teacher Megan Tupholme.Jeff said: “They’re quite a special bunch as a lot of other watches wouldn’t give their time like that for free.”Some of the team were keener than others, some were very reluctant and we’ve got some who have found a little niche they didn’t realise they had. Some of them enjoy it more than others while some of them had to be coerced but once they got started they really got into it.”It’s been really good fun. If you come to Black Watch you have got to be open to new things.”The crew emerge from their haunted vanTV Presenter Claudia Winkleman has championed the cause for safer Hallowe’en costumes, after her then eight year old daughter was hurt when the costume she was wearing caught fire last year.Following the high profile campaign, several supermarkets and High Street chains agreed to increase fire safety standards on all their children’s dressing up ranges.Jeff said he didn’t feel any pressure for this year’s Thriller video to be as successful as last year’s video, which was featured on national and international news outlets.Firefighter Dave Wisbey delivers the video’s key message”The video is just an addition to what we do for our job.

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