The Escondido City Police and Fire Departments along with Park Rangers are participating in the America Strong & United campaign by wearing bands during the month of May. Non-uniformed personnel may also wear red white and blue ribbons to show support.
The America Strong and United badge bands and ribbons include three colors to symbolize the sacrifice of essential workers. Blue to represent police officers, healthcare professionals, park rangers and other safety and enforcement professionals: Red to represent firefighters, lifeguards, emergency medical personnel and others in the first responder life-safety fields. White to represent grocery and food service workers, social service providers and volunteers and other essential workers. Together, the red, white, and blue America Strong and United badge bands and ribbons represent all those who continue to serve their communities. A city spokesman said, “We are proud to join in the recognition of the all the extraordinary service and sacrifice to our community by both first responders and essential workers during the pandemic.”