SOUTH PORTLAND — A local animation company is creating an educational fire prevention video that features a city firefighter.

Sputnik Animation was awarded the contract to produce “Fire Alarms: A Sound You Can Live With” for the National Fire Protection Association. The 10- to 12-minute video has a reality TV theme and will feature live video within animation, said Kateri Carelli, production manager. 

South Portland firefighter Jeff Rogers has been cast as the host and will be interacting with a squad of animated fire alarms.

The opening scene at the Fire Department’s Central Station will be shot Wednesday. Shooting will continue at a home in Scarborough on Thursday and Friday.