18 May 2022

EMS Week Proclamation

EMS Week Proclamation
Emergency Medical Services Week
May 15 - 21, 2022

WHEREAS, emergency medical services are a vital public service; and
WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving
care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and

WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery
rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

WHEREAS, emergency medical services have grown to fill a gap by providing important, out of
hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and

WHEREAS, the emergency medical services system consists of first responders, emergency
medical technicians, paramedics, pre-hospital nurses, and emergency medical dispatchers; and

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams, whether career or volunteer,
engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their
lifesaving skills; and

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency
medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; now

Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Commissioners of Greene County declares the week of May 15 through 21, 2022, to be National EMS Week in the County of Greene, in honor of the men and women whose diligence and professionalism keep our county and citizens safe.

  ___________________________                       _____________________________                    _______________________________
   Mike Belding, Chairman                                       Betsy, McClure, Commissioner                             Blair Zimmerman, Commissioner