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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 6, 2015 01:18 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Lisa Baker
To: All Senate members
Subject: Emergency Medical Services Week (May 17-23) & EMS for Children Day (May 20th) Resolutions
We will soon be introducing two resolutions - one resolution designating the week of May 17-23, 2015, as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Pennsylvania and the second resolution designating May 20, 2015, as "EMS for Children Day" in Pennsylvania.

The theme of this year’s week is “EMS Strong."

Both resolutions honor the network of emergency medical responders, from ambulance attendants and paramedics to firefighters, police officers, and emergency room doctors and nurses who rush to render aid around-the-clock, in the face of sudden, life-threatening illness and injury. These first responders often provide life-saving care at great risk to themselves, responding to the scene of brutal crimes, raging fires, and devastating traffic accidents.

For sick and injured patients, access to high-quality emergency care significantly improves their recovery process and chances of survival. As skilled professionals in the front lines of emergency care, volunteer and career members of our EMS network engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving abilities. Those who render pediatric care must receive additional, specialized training to meet the unique needs of infants and small children.

Our EMS workers greatly deserve this annual recognition. Thank you for your consideration of both resolutions.

Last session, these resolutions - SR 382 and SR 387 - were sponsored by Senators Baker, Alloway, Argall, Boscola, Browne, Brewster, Costa, Dinniman, Eichelberger, Erickson, Farnese, Ferlo, Folmer, Fontana, Greenleaf, Hughes, Hutchinson, Kasunic, McIlhinney, Mensch, Pileggi, Rafferty, Scarnati, Smith, Solobay, Stack, Teplitz, Vogel, Vulakovich, Washington, White, Wozniak, Yaw, and Yudichak.

Introduced as SR133