Some watched from the windows; others donned masks and stepped outside to see the parade of first responders driving by in a show of thanks to the health care workers at Orlando Health – Health Central Park.
The parade participants — the city of Ocoee’s first responders driving an array of police cars, ambulances, fire trucks and rescue vehicles — assembled in the parking lot Friday, April 10. At 10 a.m., they started rolling, sirens wailing and lights flashing, passing by the front doors and moving through each of the parking lots of the hospital system’s Ocoee campus.
Health care workers stood at the main entrances, waving, cheering and taking videos of the parade. “In this time of social distancing, this is a way that we can show our appreciation for the men and women that are also helping to care for the community,” said Ocoee Deputy Chief Vince Ogburn.
Participants included members of the Ocoee fire and police departments, American Medical Response and Health Central Hospital.