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Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 19, 2015
REVISED May 19, 2015 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #9


Subject
Emergency Medical Services Week – May 17-23, 2015

Briefings
None

Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners



Action Requested

Adopt Proclamation designating May 17-23, 2015, as “Emergency Medical Services Week” in Manatee County.



Enabling/Regulating Authority

Conforms with Section 2, Pages 1-11, of the Manatee County Comprehensive Plan: Protect the public health, safety, and welfare.



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 life saving skills.
  • It is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of EMS providers in Manatee County by designating the week of May 17-23, 2015, 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

Please forward copy of signed Proclamation to Debbie Cusenz at 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