Cuyahoga Falls Celebrates First Responders

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CUYAHOGA FALLS, Ohio — Cuyahoga Falls made Sunday a day to celebrate the men and women we count on during disasters and emergencies.

It held its first-ever First Responders Appreciation Day at Falls River Square.

The event was open to the pubic and included an interfaith prayer, police K-9 demonstrations, the Woodridge High School marching band, face painting, rock climbing, raffles and more.

“On our first Cuyahoga Falls First Responders Appreciation Day, we celebrate the brave EMS personnel, firefighters, police officers and other service men and women who come to the rescue when the community needs them the most. This provides us an opportunity to show our appreciation for vital work they do,” said Mayor Don Robart.

Summa Western Reserve Hospital, the City of Cuyahoga Falls and the Cuyahoga Falls fire and police departments sponsored the event.