Fort Collins firefighters are giving local healthcare workers a 'sunset standing ovation' — from a safe social distance, of course.

If you pass a hospital at sunset, flashing lights from fire trucks may catch your eye, but there is no emergency. It's actually a 'thank you' from first responders to the healthcare professionals who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Poudre Fire Authority posted the Instagram video below, taken outside of the Banner emergency room on Harmony Road.

CBS4 in Denver also shared that Fort Collins Police joined firefighters��in gathering outside of Poudre Valley Hospital to applaud the staff.

Fortunately, in a recent press conference, the Executive Director of Denver Public Health and Environment said that COVID-19 cases are beginning to 'level off,' and hospitals are not at capacity.

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