Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013, 30727-30728 [2013-12400]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Presidential Documents 30727 Presidential Documents Proclamation 8982 of May 17, 2013 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation In every corner of our country, emergency medical services (EMS) practitioners are hard at work delivering hope and care to Americans in dire circumstances. In the face of chaos and tragedy, their steady hands provide vital, life-saving services, and their calm under pressure delivers comfort to neighbors in need. During Emergency Medical Services Week, we pause to offer our gratitude to these remarkable men and women, whose dedication is fundamental to our society’s well-being. In recent weeks, we have again seen the critical role EMS professionals play in times of crisis. When explosives went off at the Boston Marathon, EMS personnel rushed toward the blasts and, with selfless disregard for their own safety, immediately tended to the injured. Alongside countless volunteers and ordinary citizens, they demonstrated the very best of the American spirit—a spirit that EMS professionals display every day. My Administration remains dedicated to providing these courageous first responders, emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, law enforcement officers, volunteers, and others throughout our health care system with the support they need to aid the American people in their darkest hours. When Americans find themselves in times of crisis—from car accidents to national tragedies—our robust network of EMS professionals ensures that quality medical care is only moments away. This week, let us recommit to supporting EMS personnel and thanking them for their heroic contributions to our lives. TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 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 19 through May 25, 2013, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by sharing their support with their local EMS providers and taking steps to improve their personal safety and preparedness. VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD1.SGM 22MYD1 30728 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this seventeenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyseventh. [FR Doc. 2013–12400 Filed 5–21–13; 11:15 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:59 May 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\22MYD1.SGM 22MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F3

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 99 (Wednesday, May 22, 2013)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-12400]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 99 / Wednesday, May 22, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 8982 of May 17, 2013

                
Emergency Medical Services Week, 2013

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                In every corner of our country, emergency medical 
                services (EMS) practitioners are hard at work 
                delivering hope and care to Americans in dire 
                circumstances. In the face of chaos and tragedy, their 
                steady hands provide vital, life-saving services, and 
                their calm under pressure delivers comfort to neighbors 
                in need. During Emergency Medical Services Week, we 
                pause to offer our gratitude to these remarkable men 
                and women, whose dedication is fundamental to our 
                society's well-being.

                In recent weeks, we have again seen the critical role 
                EMS professionals play in times of crisis. When 
                explosives went off at the Boston Marathon, EMS 
                personnel rushed toward the blasts and, with selfless 
                disregard for their own safety, immediately tended to 
                the injured. Alongside countless volunteers and 
                ordinary citizens, they demonstrated the very best of 
                the American spirit--a spirit that EMS professionals 
                display every day. My Administration remains dedicated 
                to providing these courageous first responders, 
                emergency medical technicians, 911 dispatchers, law 
                enforcement officers, volunteers, and others throughout 
                our health care system with the support they need to 
                aid the American people in their darkest hours.

                When Americans find themselves in times of crisis--from 
                car accidents to national tragedies--our robust network 
                of EMS professionals ensures that quality medical care 
                is only moments away. This week, let us recommit to 
                supporting EMS personnel and thanking them for their 
                heroic contributions to our lives.

                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 19 through May 
                25, 2013, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by 
                sharing their support with their local EMS providers 
                and taking steps to improve their personal safety and 
                preparedness.

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

[FR Doc. 2013-12400
Filed 5-21-13; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F3