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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2021 - 2022 Regular Session


Posted: April 12, 2021 03:22 PM
From: Senator Patrick J. Stefano and Sen. Katie J. Muth
To: All Senate members
Subject: EMS Week -May 16-22
In the near future, we will be introducing a resolution designating May 16-22, 2021, 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.

In 2019, SR 128 was sponsored by Senators Regan, Williams, Argall, Aument, Baker, Bartolotta, Blake, Brooks, Browne, Costa, Dinniman, Farnese, Folmer, Fontana, Hughes, Hutchinson, Killion, Langerholc, Martin, Phillips-Hill, Santarsiero, Schwank, Tartaglione, Vogel, K. Ward, and Yudichak.

Introduced as SR105