Emergency Medical Services Week

                                                             

WHEREAS,    emergency medical services is a vital public service; and

 

WHEREAS,    the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and

 

WHEREAS,    access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

 

WHEREAS,    the emergency medical services system consists of communication officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, educators, administrators, hospital and rehabilitation personnel, and others; and

 

WHEREAS,    the members of emergency medical services teams, volunteer and career, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

 

WHEREAS,    it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Dennis S. Rooker, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle Board of County Supervisors, do hereby proclaim 

 

May 14-20, 2006

as

Emergency Medical Services Week

 

with the theme

EMS: Our Community’s Front Line Response

 

in Albemarle County, Virginia, and encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities.

 

 

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