VIDEO - The Yorktown Fire Department is taking a popular social media trend to an emotional, yet powerful new level.
The all-volunteer department collaborated with local filmmaker Hayden Goldsworthy to produce an eight-minute video for a "Lip Sync Challenge." But instead of doing what many organizations have done — make a goofy, costume-filled parody of a song — their video is more serious and highlights a troubling trend among groups of first responders: suicides left more officers and firefighters dead last year than all line-of-duty deaths combined.
The video shows local emergency personnel lip syncing to a series of songs. Meanwhile, the camera pans to scenes reflecting the devastating things first responders see every day on the job, from traumatizing car crashes to deadly house calls. Later, the video reveals how those hard days affect them when they're off-duty and at home.