Lismore City SES Flood Intelligence Officer Lindsay Matterson received a Community Connect Award. .Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star
Lismore City SES Flood Intelligence Officer Lindsay Matterson received a Community Connect Award. .Photo Jerad Williams / The Northern Star Jerad Williams

UPDATE: Lindsay dares police and fire units to get dancing

UPDATE 12.30PM: LISMORE City SES deputy controller Lindsay Matterson challenged Lismore Police Rescue Squad and Lismore and Goonellabah Fire and Rescue services to get dancing or risk being beaten by the SES.

"Come on, meet the challenge, otherwise SES Lismore City has done ya," Mr Matterson joked. 

Queensland SES challenged the Lismore service to perform the hip-hop dance move "the running man" as part of the campaign that has gone global - The Running Man Challenge.    Mr Matterson said he doesn't do a lot of dancing these days, but he had fun making the video.    "When I was in my A-day of dancing I danced a lot ... when dancing wasn't just wriggling with each other," he said.    When asked how he felt about the video being seen 15,000 times he said he was a bit embarrassed.   "I've had phone calls from family all over the state, but for the unit it's good.   "It might encourage younger ones to say they want to be part of it all."

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Original: LISMORE City SES volunteers risk their lives for their community every day, but they can also dance pretty well.

After accepting the dance challenge that has gone global, the team posted their version of "the running man".

The running man is a dance move that requires the dancer to slide their feet while running on the spot.

The star of the show was Deputy Controller Lindsay Matterson.

Take a look at the video here

The video was shared 313 times, watched 15,000 times and liked 486 times on the Lismore City SES Facebook page.

The team has now challenged Goonellabah and Lismore Fire and Rescue teams and the Lismore Police Rescue Squad to take on the challenge.

The Running Man Challenge began with a group of police officers in New Zealand taking over a car park to dance the hip-hop move.

Below is a video compilation of what the hip-hop dance move should look like.



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