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Video: Southern Manatee Fire Rescue's music video to air on 'Good Morning America'

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Firefighter Justin Sperko in an image from the video.

Firefighter Justin Sperko in an image from the video.

Looks like some local firefighters also happen to be talented filmmakers, bodybuilders, roller skaters, lip syncers and dancers. "Good Morning America" held a “GMA 5 Alarm Firefighters Challenge” and fire departments nationwide submitted homemade music videos to the song “Safe and Sound” by Capital Cities. Southern Manatee Fire Rescue was notified by "GMA" producers Friday that they are one of the nine semifinalists and their video will appear on the show Wednesday through Friday, with "GMA" airing at least two videos each day.

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue. (Courtesy photo)

Southern Manatee Fire Rescue. (Courtesy photo)

Audiences will vote for their favorites and winners will be notified within 24 hours. The top three videos will have three members from each department flown to New York to appear on "GMA" the week of July 14–18. Those three departments will compete against each other in physical challenges, trivia and skill-based competitions. Winning department gets $10,000, with the money going to the actual department, not the firefighters. Here are the details.

Southern Manatee would be represented in New York by Rich Gatanis (he directed, shot and edited the video), Christi Hollins (the female firefighter) and Justin Sperko (the weightlifter). Check it out:

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