Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009, 24689-24690 [E9-12246]

Download as PDF 24689 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 98 Friday, May 22, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8383 of May 20, 2009 The President Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Emergency medical services providers rush into scenes of uncertainty and fear, and they help establish order and calm—and save lives in the process. They include educators, 911 dispatchers, first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, physicians, and many others. These highly skilled teams respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When Americans find themselves in unexpected life-threatening situations, emergency medical services (EMS) providers provide rapid help. Quality emergency medical care dramatically improves the survival and recovery prospects for those who experience sudden injury or illness. These EMS teams play a vital role in our Nation’s overall health and safety, as well as our preparedness for pandemic disease and disasters both natural and man-made. Emergency medical services providers hail from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances. They work in rural volunteer fire departments, urban hospitals, along our coastal waterways, and among fire-prone western forests. Many spend their off-duty time obtaining extra training and enhancing their lifesaving skills. All share a common aspiration to help those in need, and during Emergency Medical Services Week, we express our appreciation for their critical work. erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim May 17 through May 23, 2009, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by sharing their support with local EMS workers and taking steps to improve their personal safety and preparedness. VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:44 May 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD0.SGM 22MYD0 24690 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 98 / Friday, May 22, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twentieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–12246 Filed 5–21–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 15:44 May 21, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD0.SGM 22MYD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> erowe on PROD1PC63 with MISCELLANEOUS Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 98 (Friday, May 22, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 24689-24690]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-12246]



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The President





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Proclamation 8383--Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009



Proclamation 8384--National Maritime Day, 2009



Memorandum of May 20, 2009--Preemption


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 98 / Friday, May 22, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8383 of May 20, 2009

                
Emergency Medical Services Week, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                 Emergency medical services providers rush into scenes 
                of uncertainty and fear, and they help establish order 
                and calm--and save lives in the process. They include 
                educators, 911 dispatchers, first responders, emergency 
                medical technicians, paramedics, nurses, physicians, 
                and many others. These highly skilled teams respond to 
                emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

                 When Americans find themselves in unexpected life-
                threatening situations, emergency medical services 
                (EMS) providers provide rapid help. Quality emergency 
                medical care dramatically improves the survival and 
                recovery prospects for those who experience sudden 
                injury or illness. These EMS teams play a vital role in 
                our Nation's overall health and safety, as well as our 
                preparedness for pandemic disease and disasters both 
                natural and man-made.

                 Emergency medical services providers hail from a 
                variety of backgrounds and circumstances. They work in 
                rural volunteer fire departments, urban hospitals, 
                along our coastal waterways, and among fire-prone 
                western forests. Many spend their off-duty time 
                obtaining extra training and enhancing their lifesaving 
                skills. All share a common aspiration to help those in 
                need, and during Emergency Medical Services Week, we 
                express our appreciation for their critical work.

                 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim May 17 through May 
                23, 2009, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by 
                sharing their support with local EMS workers and taking 
                steps to improve their personal safety and 
                preparedness.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twentieth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-12246
Filed 5-21-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P