Rigs from several firehouses sounded their sirens outside Jacobi Medical Center in honor of the clinicians there — and some firefighters gave out candy and other treats to show their appreciation.
“It means the world to us to be appreciated in this way by our brothers and sisters at FDNY. We are proud and delighted,” said Jacobi’s associate executive director Barbara Delorio.
Footage of the heartwarming moment posted on Facebook by Delorio showed healthcare workers in protective face masks taking videos and photos of the tribute from a distance.
Firefighters were also spotted clapping for the medical workers and handing out baggies filled with treats.
An FDNY spokesman said members have made it a point to show their support and acknowledge hospital staff as they continue to battle the pandemic.
New York’s Bravest have held similar events at hospitals in or near their response areas around the city, the spokesman said.
Like other hospitals around the city, Jacobi has been hit with a shortage of protective personal equipment amid the outbreak, with nurses there on Saturday protesting a scarcity of masks and gloves.