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 communications officers, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, law enforcement officers, educators, administrators, emergency physicians and nurses, and others; and


WHEREAS,       the members of emergency medical services teams, career and volunteer, 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, Kenneth C. Boyd, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim


MAY 20-26, 2007




with the theme



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


Signed and sealed this 2nd day of May, 2007.


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