Minnesota Firefighters In Drag

A couple of well-dressed volunteer firefighters from central Minnesota are causing quite a stir online. The pair helped put out a fire at a St. Patrick's Day parade, but it's what they were wearing that's getting noticed.

Cross-dressing firemen battle fire at St. Patrick’s Day parade

SEDAN, Minn. - A couple of well-dressed volunteer firefighters from central Minnesota are causing quite a stir online.

The pair helped put out a fire at a St. Patrick's Day parade, but it's what they were wearing that's getting noticed.

In a small town like Sedan, neighbors need to look out for one another -- but Ted Aubart and Ben Terhaar are more than next-door neighbors and volunteer firefighters. In a way, they're "bosom buddies" in a more literal sense.

Every year, the men in the Sedan Fire Department trade their firefighting frocks for designer dresses as part of a beauty pageant of sorts that raises money for new equipment; however, as they were getting ready to ride in the St. Patrick's Day parade, a pickup truck caught fire. That blaze spread to another car, and both Aubart and Terhaar hitched up their skirts and sprang into action.

Aubart can be seen in the pink dress, helping a blue-bedecked Terhaar pour water on the smoldering vehicles.

It only took a couple of minutes to put out the fire -- even though Aubart did havev to adjust his fallen dress straps while on the run.

Now, thanks to YouTube, people all over the world have seen the firefighters responding to the call of duty while all dolled up. It's been posted on MSN and Yahoo's homepages -- as well as the Huffington Post.

The firefighters will be gussying up again soon for the Sedan Fire Department's beauty pageant on Aug. 17.