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First responders take to the streets to thank frontline workers

Posted at 2:31 PM, Aug 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-11 17:31:43-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Local heroes took to the streets Tuesday, to thank other heroes.

"Knowing that they are in this response and in this fight alongside us this is a community-wide response," said Kiyoshi Tomono of Adventist Health. "Law enforcement, first responders like a Hall Ambulance and our firefighters, we're in this together."

First responders from the Bakersfield Police Department, Kern County Sheriff, Bakersfield City Fire, Kern County Fire and Hall Ambulance conducted a drive-by parade of their emergency vehicles Tuesday morning to recognize the hard-working staff at Adventist Health Bakersfield.

It was a way for first responders to thank frontline medical staff for the long, hard hours they put into battling COVID-19.

"This is a time where people are kind of getting tired right, we've been in this for several months and it is tough on everybody we recognize that," Tomono said. "Our community as a whole, our first responders around the community, the hospital workers here. It is tiring and defeating sometimes. So it's nice every once in a while to be able to come uplift each others spirits."