Dance emergency! East of England Ambulance Service join in the ‘Running Man Challenge’ with homage to Prince William
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The latest viral video craze to dominate the internet has seen emergency services from across the world take on the 'Running Man Challenge' and now the East of England Ambulance Service have got in on the act.
Over 30 paramedics, air ambulance staff and members of the hazardous area response team descended on the Longwater Ambulance Depot in Norwich on Tuesday morning to film the video and raise money for a local charity.
The challenge first reared its rhythmic head on Instagram in February when two teens from New Jersey filmed themselves messing around in their school hall and doing the dance along to 'My Boo' by the Ghost Town DJs.
The dance then took hold in colleges across the United States before the New Zealand police video of the dance went viral with over nine million views and they challenged other emergency services to do the same.
Student paramedics Vicki Coyle and Lisa Reus were the driving force behind the creation of the video and said they just want to have some fun.
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'Everyone who is in the video have either just come off a night shift or have come in on their rest day so no members of the public were at risk, just us with our dancing,' said Ms Coyle. 'We just wanted to have some fun and raise some money as this can be a very stressful job.'
The video features flashing ambulance lights, hospital trollies and a homage to East Anglian Air Ambulance pilot Prince William. It was filmed and edited by paramedic Simon Cross who used a drone to get aerial shots of the routine.
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Over £150 was raised for charity during the filming and Ms Reus now wants other members of the emergency services in the region to get involved and has her sights on one force in particular.
'Broads Beat were very interested when they heard about what we were doing so I now challenge them to make their own video.'