Mayor and City Council Proclaim May 19-25, 2019, As Emergency Medical Services Week In The City Of Havre De Grace

    WHEREAS, Emergency Medical Services is 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 has 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, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, administrators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers; 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, I, William T. Martin along with the members of City Council proclaim the week of May 19-25, 2019, as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK in the City of Havre de Grace.