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Responders show support to hospital staff

Emergency responders from throughout the Panther Valley and eastern Schuylkill County staged a parade past St. Luke’s Miners Campus in Coaldale on Thursday in a show of support for hospital personnel.

More than two dozen pieces of emergency equipment - firetrucks, rescue trucks, ambulances and police cars - participated in the parade which was organized by the Coaldale Fire Department.

In the convoy were police cars from four communities, fire apparatus from 10 departments and three ambulance corps.

About three dozen hospital workers watched the event, many carrying signs and virtually all wearing protective face coverings.

Among the spectators was Micah Gursky, director of development at St. Luke’s Miners.

Police departments participating were from Coaldale, Lansford, Tamaqua and West Penn Township.

Ambulances were in the parade from Lehighton, Penn-Mahoning and Tamaqua.

Fire departments with trucks were from Coaldale, Hometown, Tuscarora, Summit Hill, New England/Walker Township, Tamaqua, Lansford, Nesquehoning and Hauto.

Hospital workers at St. Luke's Miners Campus watch the parade of emergency responders on Thursday. RON GOWER/SPECIAL TO THE TIMES NEWS
Dozens of emergency responders participated in a parade showing support for hospital personnel at St. Luke's Miners Campus on Thursday.