06-R 186

2006 -- H 7952

Enacted 03/30/06


H O U S E  R E S O L U T I O N





     Introduced By: Representatives Ginaitt, Jacquard, Lima, Handy, and Mumford

     Date Introduced: March 30, 2006



     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 the Emergency Medical Service Team, whether career or

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

enhance their life saving 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 and American

Heart Association hereby recognize the week of May 14-20th as "National EMS Week". We

celebrate the outstanding service provided by the Cranston EMS Team to our community, and

recognize them for their commitment to the fight against heart disease and stroke. We urge all

Rhode Islanders to join us in honoring the EMS providers who dedicate themselves to the service

of our 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 City of Cranston Fire Municipality.