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 EMS providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; now


NOW therefore, BE IT RESOLVED that I, Kenneth C. Boyd, Chairman on behalf of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do hereby proclaim


May 18-24, 2008


Emergency Medical Services Week


with the theme


“EMS: Your Life is Our Mission”


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


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