NJ First Responders Pay Tribute to Healthcare Workers
Doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from around New Jersey were honored by first responders on Tuesday night with parades of vehicles, "clap outs," and a huge American flag.
More than 100 Monmouth County firefighters, police officers and other first responders honored the staff at Bayshore Medical Center in Holmdel on Tuesday with a display of vehicles that lined the road leading to the hospital under a huge American flag, according to an NJ.com report.
"We appreciate everything the amazing staff at Hackensack Meridian Bayshore Medical Center does for their patients and for our squad! Stay safe, stay well, we appreciate you," the Holmdel First Aid Squad wrote on their Facebook page.
The Denville Township Office of Emergency Management said in a Facebook post that they organized a parade for the medical staff at Saint Claire Health in Denville after seeing it done at other hospitals.
"I made the call to our local first responders and boy did they answer," Wesley Sharples, the town’s Office of Emergency Management coordinator, said.
Sharples told the Morristown Daily Record the "selflessness" of the medical teams also inspired him to put together the event.
Medical workers at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center in Paramus were honored with a "clap out" organized by Paramus First Responders.
Video posted by NorthJersey.com shows masked EMTs, firefighters and police clapping and holding signs that read "Paramus thanks the doctors, nurses and staff of Bergen New Bridge Medical Center." The NorthJersey.com video showed hospital workers leaning out the window to wave at the crowd.
West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez was part of a group that went to Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, according to his Facebook page.
"From the bottom of our hearts, West New York, New Jersey thanks you, our heroes. Their bravery should give us all hope for a safer future after this virus. We will get through this together because We Are West New York," Rodriguez wrote.
Rodriguez posted video on his Facebook page showing workers outside the hospital waving as police and fire vehicles from several communities passed by with their lights and sirens going.