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First responders across Wisconsin turn on lights to show solidarity

Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue lights up the trucks in solidarity with first responders. March 25,...
Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue lights up the trucks in solidarity with first responders. March 25, 2020. Courtesy: Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue(WBAY)
Published: Mar. 25, 2020 at 9:39 PM CDT
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Multiple first responder departments across the nation came together Wednesday evening to show solidarity and strength as the country fights the coronavirus pandemic.

Police, fire, and EMS departments opened their doors at 7 p.m. and turned on the emergency lights on their vehicles.

Departments posted on Facebook that the event would show support for those working around the clock in hospitals providing care, as well as those working to find a vaccine, anyone working in the food and grocery industry, truck drivers who are still on the road, as well as everyone still working in the countless other industries to keep the country going.

Community members were also invited to participate in the event, and to turn their porch lights on for about five minutes.

Posted by City of Marinette Fire Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Standing Together in Solidarity.

FDLFD showing its solidarity with fire departments across the country as we battle the COVID-19 pandemic emergency.

Posted by City of Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Many fire departments and ambulance squads throughout the state and country participated in a show of solidarity tonight, including De Pere Fire Rescue. We opened our doors at 7 o’clock this evening and operated all of our red and blue lights, just as a show of solidarity — letting our communities and the state know that Fire Department, EMS and police are still doing our jobs, and we’re in solidarity to let the communities know that we are still here for them. On that note, we are profoundly appreciative of how you've been there for us recently, too. Our organization was at a critical point regarding lack of PPE (personal protective equipment) last week for our responders. We put out a call for donations - masks, disposable surgical gowns, disinfectant supplies and wipes for our ambulances, hand sanitizer, etc. And during a challenging time for everyone, our local businesses and citizens stepped up to this call in an incredible way for the good of our organizations, and the community-at-large. Thank you, De Pere. Safter at home! And safer together.

Posted by De Pere Fire Rescue on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The doors are down, all is quiet, but we do stand ready. On Wednesday, March 25, at 7:00 pm, Howard Fire Rescue along...

Posted by Village of Howard Fire Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It’s difficult to find the words to thank the public for their show of support this evening, both online and those that...

Posted by Town of Sheboygan Fire Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Light ‘em up! To show support for all First Responders! Little Chute Fire Department encourages you to turn your porch lights on too.

Posted by Fox Valley Metro Police Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Tonight at 7pm the Brillion Emergency Services joined in with other departments around the Country in opening their...

Posted by Brillion Ambulance on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Posted by Elkhart Lake Police Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Omro Rushford Fire - Strength and Hope

Along with departments across America, we opened our bay doors and turned on our lights as a sign of STRENGTH and HOPE for all. This is a small sign of strength and hope for all who work in EMS, Fire and Law Enforcement. This is also to show our support for those working around the clock in hospitals providing care. Support to those who strive to find the right medicine for the sick of this pandemic. Support for the ones in the food/grocery industry working around the clock to feed us and for those putting many miles on the road trucking daily to keep us going.

Posted by Omro Rushford Volunteer Fire Department on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Light'em up for solidarity! The doors are down, all is quiet but we do stand ready. On Wednesday, public safety departments are encouraged to open their doors and turn on the lights on their trucks as a sign of strength and hope for all. Hope for all who work daily in EMS, Fire and Law enforcement to be ready, strength for those working around the clock to provide care, those who strive to find the right medicine to help, those in the food/grocery industry to feed us and those trucking daily to keep us going. Here's our shout out from Combined Locks Fire & Rescue! We're all in this together!

Posted by Combined Locks Public Safety on Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Photo from last fall with our old Tender.

Posted by Town of Winchester Fire Department on Thursday, March 26, 2020