Mannequin challenge shows a day in life of B.C. paramedics
Vancouver paramedic Allen Pruden says the scene recreates plausible scenarios
But here's a more serious take on it from the B.C. Emergency Health Services.
Vancouver paramedic Allen Pruden said he got the idea when he saw one of his friends who works at a New York fire department do it, so he got together some colleagues to recreate a plausible scene for B.C. frontline workers.
The YouTube video shows paramedics arriving at the scene of a crisis and treating a construction worker with a crowbar injury. All the while a shocked family looks on, and a bystander takes a selfie. The video then pans to inside an ambulance where a patient is getting CPR.
"We wanted it to be real, but not real," Pruden said, which is why they included the bystander taking a selfie.
"It's just a reality of working in today's society," he said.
But as serious as the video is, perhaps one of the most memorable moments is when a young boy cheekily looks up at the camera filming him.
"You can prep all you want, but what can you do when you have an eight-year-old," Pruden said, laughing.
Now he says he would like to see other front line workers in Vancouver take on the mannequin challenge.
"Game on, Vancouver police and fire."