PRINTER'S NO. 1616
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
284
Session of
2024
INTRODUCED BY FARRY, TARTAGLIONE, KEARNEY, MARTIN, HUGHES,
VOGEL, CULVER, PHILLIPS-HILL, BREWSTER AND COSTA,
MAY 17, 2024
REFERRED TO RULES AND EXECUTIVE NOMINATIONS, MAY 17, 2024
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the week of April 14 through 20, 2024, as "National
Public Safety Telecommunications Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, "National Public Safety Telecommunications Week"
began in 1994 when President Clinton signed Presidential
Proclamation 6667; and
WHEREAS, "National Public Safety Telecommunications Week" is
celebrated annually during the second week of April to recognize
the invaluable work of 911 dispatchers and workers, emergency
communications centers, public safety answering points, public
safety communications centers, emergency operations centers and
other public safety command centers; and
WHEREAS, Their work includes dispatching emergency responses,
assisting first responders with communication at incidents,
instructing first aid care over the phone to 911 callers and
comforting someone during the most stressful time of their life;
and
WHEREAS, This work requires 24/7, year-round service and can
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be a difficult burden on the workers and their families; and
WHEREAS, Their work often involves dealing with the worst
moments of the lives of this Commonwealth's residents and
providing them with the help to deal with these crises; and
WHEREAS, The demand of emergency calls and crises can often
be overwhelming and unpredictable; and
WHEREAS, Though this work may be extremely demanding and
difficult, the rewards are immeasurable; and
WHEREAS, The workers' service and work is truly life changing
and the amount of lives saved and changed every year, month, day
or hour is incalculable; and
WHEREAS, Without the services they provide, the performance
of other first responders would be almost impossible to do; and
WHEREAS, Like most first responders, there are difficulties
in recruitment and retention of these workers; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the week of April 14
through 20, 2024, as "National Public Safety Telecommunications
Week" in Pennsylvania; and be it further
RESOLVED, That the Senate thank and recognize all of this
Commonwealth's emergency dispatchers and telecommunicators for
their invaluable service in saving lives.
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