The Lake County Board of County Commissioners today presented a proclamation to Lake County Fire Rescue and Lake EMS personnel designating May 20-26 as Emergency Medical Services Week in Lake County.
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, the emergency medical services system consists of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators 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, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical services providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week.
NOW, THEREFORE, the Board of County Commissioners of Lake County, Florida, proclaims that:
The week of May 20 – 26, 2018 is proclaimed as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in Lake County, Florida.