Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 20, 2014
May 20, 2014 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #15

Emergency Medical Services Week - May 18-24, 2014


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating May 18-24, 2014, 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 18-24, 2014, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please forward copy of signed Proclamation to Sheri Fintel at Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  EMS Week Proclamation - 05.20.14.pdf