Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - May 23, 2017
REVISED May 23, 2017 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #12

Emergency Medical Services Week - May 21-27, 2017


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Board of County Commissioners

Action Requested
Adopt Proclamation designating May 21-27, 2017, as "Emergency Medical Services Week" in Manatee County.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

Background Discussion

Proclaimed nationwide, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a vital public service.

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

Manatee County EMS provides medical care to victims of sudden, life-threatening injuries and illnesses, often under stressful conditions and in high-risk situations.

Manatee County EMS provides education, assessment, prevention, and referral services.

Nationwide, 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 21-27, 2017, as Emergency Medical Services Week.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Please return signed Proclamation to the Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, Randi Dunsworth, randi.dunsworth@mymanatee.org.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
001.0007101 EMS

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  EMS Week Proclamation.pdf