This Arkansas fireman has taken the phrase “whistle while you work” to the next level.
“Any fireman will tell you that sometimes, you’ve got to blow off a little steam,” Knight told InsideEdition.com.
Knight, who has been with the department for nearly a year, said they were in the streets for nearly 24 hours over the weekend handling the heavy rains and floods that caused roads to be closed off.
“There was a lot of flooding,” he said. “I was the rookie on the department so I got to direct the traffic while everybody else stayed in the truck.”
When his fire chief started playing music on the PA system, he decided to go along with the joke.
“When you’re that tired, you’ll pretty much do anything to stay awake at that point,” he joked.
And, since the videos went viral, Knight said he’s happy for the recognition, but hopes it will raise awareness for how hard volunteer firefighters work.
“Especially in our area, we [have] a lot of rural departments so we’re the only guys out there,” he said. “Support your local fire department. Give those guys a pat on the back.”