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Posted on: May 18, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Proclamation of National EMS Week

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WHEREAS, in 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized Emergency Medical Services Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they do in our nation’s communities; and

WHEREAS, we celebrate and recognize the important contributions EMS practitioners make to safeguard the health, safety, and well-being of their communities; and

WHEREAS, EMS practitioners provide the highest level of emergency care service to those in need; and 

WHEREAS, Trumbull Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) consists of certified volunteers and paid personnel that work collaboratively with other providers of Emergency Medical Services in other communities throughout the region; and 

WHEREAS,  in addition to providing emergency services, Trumbull Emergency Medical Services is active within the community, educating and promoting practices that may prevent future emergencies; and

WHEREAS, passionately involved with the Trumbull community, TEMS sponsors several instructional programs, including AED, BLS and CPR training, through which they have introduced life-saving skills to hundreds of children, teens, adults and seniors, as well as businesses, town employees and educators each year; and

WHEREAS, in addition to responding to emergency calls each year, the organization provides emergency standby services for many community events and has coordinated visits to school, health and senior fairs, as well as to scouting events to help educate the community on health and safety precautions; and                                                     

WHEREAS, in the year 2020, we recognize the value and dedicated commitment of the Trumbull Emergency Medical Services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week during the month of May.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Vicki A. Tesoro, by virtue of the authority vested in me as First Selectman of the Town of Trumbull, Connecticut, do hereby proclaim May 17–23, 2020, as NATIONAL EMS WEEK.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Town of Trumbull to be affixed on the 18th day of May, 2020.

Vicki A. Tesoro,
First Selectman

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