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Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: May 6, 2016 04:11 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich
To: All Senate members
Subject: Emergency Medical Services Week (May 15-21)
I will soon be introducing a resolution designating the week of May 15-21, 2016, as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Pennsylvania.

The resolution honors 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. The theme of this year’s week is “EMS Strong: Called to Care."

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

Last year, SR 133 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Baker, Alloway, Argall, Aument, Brewster, Costa, Dinniman, Eichelberger, Folmer, Fontana, Greenleaf, Haywood, Pileggi, Rafferty, Scavello, Schwank, Tartaglione, Teplitz, Tomlinson, Ward, White, Yaw, and Yudichak.

If you have any questions, please contact Nate Silcox at 717-787-6538.

Introduced as SR376