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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: April 17, 2019 03:50 PM
From: Senator Mike Regan and Sen. Lindsey M. Williams
To: All Senate members
Subject: EMS Week in PA (May 19-25)
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution designating May 19-25, 2019, 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. Our EMS workers greatly deserve this annual recognition.

Last year, SR 363 was sponsored by Senators Vulakovich, Aument, Baker, Bartolotta, Blake, Boscola, Brewster, Brooks, Browne, Costa, Dinneman, Farnese, Folmer, Fontana, Greenleaf, Hughes, Hutchinson, Killion, Martin, Mensch, Rafferty, Scavello, Schwank, Tartaglione, Ward, White, Yaw, and Yudichak.

Introduced as SR128