The Pennsylvania State Senate recently unanimously adopted a resolution designating January 1 through 8, 2016, as "First Responder Appreciation Week" in Pennsylvania.
The Resolution was introduced by Senator Bob Mensch (R-24), who said in support that ... “Thousands of Pennsylvanians have benefited from the brave and courageous service of first responders across this Commonwealth.”
“These men and women should be honored to show our renewed respect, appreciation and gratitude for those who carry out the critical role of protecting and ensuring public safety for all of us,” said Mensch.
The resolution recognizes all first responders including volunteer and career firefighters, emergency medical service workers, police officers. There are roughly 55,000 registered emergency medical service workers, 75,000 firefighters, and over 45,000 police officers
that serve the Commonwealth.
“Police, fire, emergency medical service and public health personnel work tirelessly and selflessly for the residents of the Commonwealth regardless of any personal peril and hazard,” said Mensch. “We commend the noble sacrifices they make for the benefit of the community.”
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