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 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

 as

EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK

 

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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