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First responder vehicles organize parade in show of support of Waukesha County hospital workers

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WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- More than a dozen firetrucks came through Waukesha Memorial Hospital’s emergency entrance Wednesday, flashing their lights and wailing their sirens to let hospital workers know they’re with them in the fight against coronavirus.

More than 15 shiny red firetrucks participated in the parade.

First responders from Lake Country, Waukesha, Brookfield, Hartland, Mukwonago, Menomonee Falls and others from throughout Waukesha County all lined up to give workers at seven different area hospitals a heartwarming “sirenade.”

All the vehicles participating flashed their lights and blared their horns in a show of support for doctors, nurses, and other workers at the area hospitals, who in turn came out to cheer them on in a show of gratitude.

CBS 58 caught up with a fire chief from Lake Country Fire and Rescue on their stop at Waukesha Memorial Hospital who said they jumped at the chance to show their support for workers on the front line.

“Fire departments, EMS, and law enforcement are on the front lines of this, but the hospitals are really in the trenches, and we’re all in this together,” said Lake Country Fire And Rescue Fire Chief, Matt Fennig. “So, you know, just to show them that support is tremendously important to us.”

Fire Chief Fennig said this is the first time they’ve done anything like this, but didn’t rule out the possibility of doing it again to stand together with other essential workers during this pandemic.

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chucktheduck 37 days ago
I appreciate what they were doing, but the people standing outside were so close together... not really social distancing. And wasting tax-payers money.
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