South Carolina firefighters climb building to surprise children in hospital

  • Source: WSPA-TV CBS 7 Spartanburg
  • Published: 08/21/2020 12:00 AM

VIDEO: With COVID-19 restrictions loosening in S.C. Shriners Hospital in Greenville along with firefighters from Greenville Fire Department surprised the children with a day full of joy. “One of our employees just asked if they could donate some fun hats to the kids to brighten their day and they took it and ran with it from there. They volunteered to actually come and visit the patients in a special socially distanced format,” Trana Pittam, director of marketing and communications at Shriners Hospital said. The firefighters propped up their ladders to climb two stories to the windows of children in the hospital and entered their rooms with toy firefighter hats. Many of the patients were those receiving specialized orthopedic care, but since safety restrictions were tight at the hospital not many visitors were allowed. Firefighters allowed children to get an exclusive look at the fire trucks, leaving many with smiles on their faces.


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