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Polk City, Iowa

Mayor Morse Proclaims May 21-27, 2017 as Emergency Medical Services Week

by Jenny 5/22/2017

PROCLAMATION

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 assess 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, Jason Morse, Mayor of Polk City, Iowa, in recognition of this event do hereby proclaim the week of May 21-27, 2017, as EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES WEEK.  With the theme, EMS Strong: Always in Service, I encourage the community to observe this week with appropriate programs, ceremonies and activities

Dated this 8th day of May, 2017

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Jason Morse, Mayor

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