Gun Barrel City Fire and Police Departments host Parade of Lights for the staff at UT Health
GUN BARREL CITY–The Gun Barrel City Fire and Police Departments hosted a Parade of Lights April 16 to thank and support the health care workers at UT Health East Cedar Creek Lake in Gun Barrel City.
The Gun Barrel City Fire and Police Departments invited the Fire and Police Departments from the area to join in the Parade of Lights. A procession of 35 emergency vehicles made up of fire apparatus, police cars and ambulances went up West Main Street and through the hospital parking lot past the entrance to the hospital. The parade of lights was held during shift change so all of the workers on duty could see the support they have from the local First Responders and the community.
Fire Departments that participated in the Parade of Lights were Gun Barrel City, Tool, Seven Points, Kemp, Mabank, Payne Springs, Trinidad and Berryville.
UT Health and Careflite represented emergency Medical Services (EMS). UT Health Air 1 helicopter was stationed at the hospital for the Parade of Lights.
Gun Barrel City Fire Chief Joseph Lindaman commented, “We had an excellent response from the area Fire Chiefs to participate in the Parade of Lights. All of our departments work closely with the hospital and appreciate all of the associates that work hard every day to provide health care for our area.”
Police Departments that participated were Gun Barrel City, Tool, Seven Points, Mabank, Payne Springs, Trinidad, Eustace, Mabank ISD and Henderson County Sheriff. Gun Barrel City Police Chief Jeff Norris commented, “I am very pleased with how the local Police Agencies came together today to support the staff at the hospital. This is truly indicative of the respect and appreciation we have for them.”
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