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Neb. first responders bring gifts, smiles to pediatric patients

The visit was part of the Kids with Cops and Firefighters initiative to help children with serious medical conditions

By FireRescue1 Staff

OMAHA, Neb. — Firefighters and police officers visited a Nebraska children’s hospital on Thursday and handed out gifts to pediatric patients.

Omaha Fire Chief Daniel C. Olsen and Battalion Chief Scott Fitzpatrick visited the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center along with members of the Omaha Police Department in order to spread holiday cheer, according to Facebook posts from both departments.

The event was organized as part of “Kids with Cops and Firefighters,” an initiative to bring kindness and support to children dealing with serious medical issues, according to KPTM.

A hospital representative thanked the departments for their visit during the “season of gratitude.”

“Children’s extends its sincere thanks to OPD and OFD for how they serve our community and keep our city safe,” said Children’s Hospital Director of Family Resources Terry Patterson. “We’re grateful for their support of the courageous, inspiring children we serve.”