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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 10, 2016
May 10, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #5


Subject
Emergency Medical Services Week - May 15-21, 2016

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners



Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating May 15-21, 2016, as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
N/A

Background Discussion

Proclaimed nationwide, Emergency Medical Service is a vital public service.

Manatee County Emergency Medical Services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Emergency medical professionals provide medical care to victims of sudden, life-threatening injuries and illnesses, often under stressful conditions and in high-risk situations.

Emergency medical personnel also provide education, assessment, prevention, and referral services.

Members of EMS teams engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills.

It is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of EMS providers by designating May 15-21, 2016, as Emergency Medical Services Week.



County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other


Reviewing Attorney
N/A

Instructions to Board Records

Return signed Proclamation to the Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.



Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A


Attachment:  EMS Week Proclamation.pdf