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Sirens All Over SF at 12:05pm: City-Wide Fire Department Tribute

Why you’ll hear sirens all over San Francisco today. It’s for a great reason.
By - posted 4/25/2020 No Comment

At 12:05pm everywhere around the city, San Francisco Fire Department to run sirens on engine trucks and ambulances in tribute to first responders everywhere according to a press release issued this morning.

On Saturday, April 25, 2020 at 12noon PDT, San Franciscans and others around the world are invited to raise their voices simultaneously in song by singing I Left My Heart in San Francisco, Tony Bennett’s classic ballad to “The City that Knows How.”

The brainchild of San Francisco Chief of Protocol Charlotte Mailliard Shultz, people are encouraged to take to their balconies, laptops, smartphones and backyards to send a message of love and strength to everyone’s favorite city and in tribute to all of the frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. Participants are encouraged to live-stream and record their performances via their online social media assets of choice (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube) with the hashtag #SingOutSF.

“San Francisco has been in my heart for over 50 years,” said Tony Bennett. “I am so proud and impressed with how the City by the Bay has continued to ‘bend the curve’ during the COVID-19 crisis and serve as an inspiration to the world of how together and alone we can make a difference.”

Live “Sing-A-Long” of I Left My Heart in San Francisco

Saturday, April 25, 2020: 11:55am – 12:05pm PDT

Wherever people are at 12noon PDT:
at home, on the street, in their gardens, or on their porches.
NOTE: There are no large scale public gatherings or official performances. Anyone singing outside is reminded that wearing a mask is MANDATORY and to observe social distancing protocols

To honor our Frontline Workers in the Fight Against COVID-19