WATCH: Alabama firefighter plays 'ball' as New Year approaches

An Alabama fire department celebrated the New Year in a fitting way.

Christopher Wilkerson, with the Anniston Fire Department, played the role of a “crystal ball.” In video shared on the agency’s Facebook, Wilkerson is seen wrapped in white Christmas lights, as he slowly slides down the fireman’s pole.

The video mimicked the Times Square New Year’s Even ball drop tradition. His firefighting colleagues are heard counting down to midnight before Wilkerson finally reaches the floor. 

See the full video below: