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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 16, 2019 02:00 PM
From: Representative Michael J. Driscoll
To: All House members
Subject: Fallen Firefighters Survivors’ Week and Fallen Firefighters Survivors’ Day
Firefighters, whether volunteer or career, bravely serve the people of the Commonwealth every day. Thousands of firefighters risk their lives with each emergency call they respond to while on duty. Tragically, not all who respond to such calls make it back to their fire station alive. Each fallen firefighter leaves behind family and other loved ones, as well as their fellow firefighters.

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation (NFFF) is a nonprofit organization that was created by the United States Congress in 1992 to honor and remember America’s fallen firefighters. The NFFF also provides resources to assist family members of fallen firefighters and works within the fire service community to reduce firefighter injuries and deaths.

Therefore, I will be introducing a resolution to designate the week of May 6 through May 12, 2019, as “Fallen Firefighters Survivors’ Week” and May 8, 2019, as “Fallen Firefighters Survivors’ Day” in Pennsylvania.

I believe it is fitting that we honor fallen firefighters whenever possible and recognize the support that surviving family members sometimes need in coping with their loss. To that end, please consider joining me in sponsoring this important resolution.

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Introduced as HR299