05-R 194

2005 -- H 5279

Enacted 04/26/05


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N




     Introduced By: Representatives Ginaitt, Gemma, Laroche, Naughton, and McNamara

     Date Introduced: February 02, 2005



     WHEREAS, Emergency Medical Technicians are the core of our nation’s EMS systems

and provide lifesaving pre-hospital care to those in need twenty-four hours a day, seven days a

week; and

     WHEREAS, Access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and

recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

     WHEREAS, The members of Emergency Medical Service teams, whether career or

volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to

enhance their lifesaving skills; and

     WHEREAS, EMS providers are critical to the successful early treatment of heart attack,

sudden cardiac arrest, stroke, and a wide variety of cardiovascular emergencies; now, therefore be


     RESOLVED, That this House of Representatives of the State of Rhode Island and

Providence Plantations, along with the American College of Emergency Physicians, the

American Heart Association, recognizes the week of May 15-21 as “National EMS Week” in

celebration of the outstanding service EMS teams provide to our community, and in recognition

of their commitment to the fight against heart disease and stroke, join us in honoring the EMS

providers who dedicate themselves to the service of their community; and be it further

     RESOLVED, That the Secretary of State be and he hereby is authorized and directed to

transmit a duly certified copy of this resolution to the President of the National EMS Association.