Appreciation Parade Planned to Thank Healthcare Workers, First Responders

Jamie McIntyre, Community Risk Reduction Manager, 509-435-7058

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 5:58 p.m.

Healthcare workers and first responders are on the front lines, caring for our community through the COVID pandemic. That’s why City of Spokane first responders are hosting an appreciation parade on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 9:30am-12:00pm.

Vehicles from the Spokane Fire Department, Spokane Police Department, and American Medical Response (AMR) will drive by local hospitals and Spokane Regional Health District to thank healthcare workers. 

Firefighters, police, and rescue workers often work closely with healthcare professionals outside of COVID-19. First responders understand the challenges health care workers face on a regular basis and the added demands with the pandemic.

 “We’re exceptionally proud of our healthcare partners whose work often goes unnoticed. They have been on the frontline of the pandemic since the beginning” stated Spokane Fire Department Chief Brian Schaeffer. "This parade is a small act of appreciation for their unwavering dedication to the Spokane community” Schaeffer continued.

Media are invited to join us as the parade rolls by Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center, MultiCare Deaconess Medical Center, Shriners Hospital for Children-Spokane, Spokane Regional Health District, Providence Holy Family Hospital, and the Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration Medical Center.

Times and locations:

The parade will roll through the following stops – note these times are approximate and an update will be shared with media the week of May 10.

South Spokane Route:

Sacred Heart Medical Center: 9:35 AM

MultiCare Deaconess Hospital: 9:45 AM

Shriners Hospital for Children- Spokane: 9:45 AM

Spokane Regional Health District: 10:10 AM

North Spokane Route:

Providence Holy Family Hospital: 11:10 AM

Mann-Grandstaff Veterans Administration Medical Center: 11:45 AM

While we cannot invite the public to this event due to COVID-19 safety precautions, we ask you to please take a moment and lift up our frontline workers in your thoughts. Together we are Inland Strong.