J426

Memorializing Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services Week in the State of New York

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J426



Senate Resolution No. 426

BY: Senator GALLIVAN

MEMORIALIZING Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim
May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency Medical Services Week
in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National EMS Week

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that those who
give outstanding service to the people of this Empire State and whose
extraordinary achievements save lives, so profoundly strengthen our
shared commitment to family and community life; and

WHEREAS, This Legislative Body is justly proud to memorialize
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19-25, 2019, as Emergency
Medical Services Week in the State of New York, in conjunction with the
observance of National EMS Week; and

WHEREAS, National Emergency Medical Services Week brings together
local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety, honor and
dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of
medicine's "front line"; and

WHEREAS, Emergency Medical Services are an important part of the
continuum of healthcare; 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, The emergency medical services system consists of
physicians, nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics,
firefighters, law enforcement officers, dispatchers, medical volunteers,
and others; 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, The residents of the State of New York benefit daily from
the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals; and

WHEREAS, The Emergency Medical Services system provides valuable
service to the community and is the vital link between the patient and
other healthcare providers; and

WHEREAS, Approximately 2.8 million calls are handled by Emergency
Medical Services providers each year in New York State; and

WHEREAS, More than 50,000 dedicated Emergency Medical Services
providers, whether volunteer or career, respond 24 hours a day to calls
for emergency care throughout the community; and

WHEREAS, Americans benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of
these highly trained individuals; and

WHEREAS, Injury prevention and the appropriate use of the Emergency
Medical Services system will help reduce national healthcare costs; and

WHEREAS, A great community is only as great as those persons and
organizations that provide exemplary service, whether through
participation in voluntary programs, through unique personal achievement
in their profession or other endeavors, or simply through a lifetime of
good citizenry; and

WHEREAS, It is the custom of this Legislative Body that when
organizations and individuals of such noble aims and accomplishments are
brought to our attention, they should be celebrated and recognized by
all the citizens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
memorialize Governor Andrew M. Cuomo to proclaim May 19-25, 2019, as
Emergency Medical Services Week in the State of New York, in conjunction
with the observance of National EMS Week; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be
transmitted to The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of the State of
New York.

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  • 13 / Feb / 2019
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 27 / Feb / 2019
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 27 / Feb / 2019
    • ADOPTED

Resolution Details

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Resolutions, Legislative

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