Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 21, 2013
REVISED May 21, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #9

EMS Week


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Ronald J. Koper, Jr., Interim Director

Action Requested
Motion to adopt Proclamation designating May 19-25, 2013, 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 lifesaving skills.

It is appropriate to recognize the value and accomplishments of EMS providers by designating May 19-25, 2013, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

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

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  EMS Week 2013 Proclamation.pdf