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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: April 13, 2018 10:56 AM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Jay Costa
To: All Senate members
Subject: EMS for Children Day - May 23rd
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution designating May 23, 2018, as "EMS for Children Day" 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. Our EMS workers greatly deserve this annual recognition.

Last year, SR 123 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Baker, Blake, Brewster, Browne, Costa, Dinniman, Farnese, Folmer, Fontana, Greenleaf, Hughes, Killion, Martin, Mensch, Rafferty, Sabatina and Scavello.

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

Introduced as SR364