Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015, 29195-29196 [2015-12433]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Presidential Documents 29195 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9281 of May 15, 2015 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Few moments are as terrifying as those when medical emergencies strike. But thanks to the courageous efforts of all who provide emergency medical services (EMS), Americans know they and their loved ones will be cared for in their hours of greatest need. As we mark Emergency Medical Services Week, we thank these selfless women and men, and we recommit to upholding an EMS system that is ready every day for every emergency. Time and again, our Nation has witnessed the critical role EMS professionals play in the lives of our people. Whether 911 dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, EMS medical directors, law enforcement officers, firefighters, or nurses, they are dedicated first responders who operate at the crossroads between health care, public safety, and public health—often without pay as volunteers. In intense, high-stress situations, these professionals and volunteers come to the aid of their fellow Americans, easing suffering and frequently making the difference between life and death. This week, we celebrate the EMS providers who risk their own lives and health to protect the well-being of others. At scenes of accidents and natural disasters, in times of personal crisis and national tragedy, they offer essential services and demonstrate the strength and resilience of the American people. As these heroes rush forward for us, may we remember to stand for them, and may we never forget that an efficient, high-quality EMS system is crucial to ensuring care during any emergency. 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 17 through May 23, 2015, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by showing their support for their local EMS providers and taking steps to improve their personal safety and preparedness. VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD1.SGM 20MYD1 29196 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth. [FR Doc. 2015–12433 Filed 5–19–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:12 May 19, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD1.SGM 20MYD1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with D1 Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 97 (Wednesday, May 20, 2015)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 29195-29196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-12433]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 97 / Wednesday, May 20, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

[[Page 29195]]


                Proclamation 9281 of May 15, 2015

                
Emergency Medical Services Week, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                Few moments are as terrifying as those when medical 
                emergencies strike. But thanks to the courageous 
                efforts of all who provide emergency medical services 
                (EMS), Americans know they and their loved ones will be 
                cared for in their hours of greatest need. As we mark 
                Emergency Medical Services Week, we thank these 
                selfless women and men, and we recommit to upholding an 
                EMS system that is ready every day for every emergency.

                Time and again, our Nation has witnessed the critical 
                role EMS professionals play in the lives of our people. 
                Whether 911 dispatchers, emergency medical technicians, 
                paramedics, EMS medical directors, law enforcement 
                officers, firefighters, or nurses, they are dedicated 
                first responders who operate at the crossroads between 
                health care, public safety, and public health--often 
                without pay as volunteers. In intense, high-stress 
                situations, these professionals and volunteers come to 
                the aid of their fellow Americans, easing suffering and 
                frequently making the difference between life and 
                death.

                This week, we celebrate the EMS providers who risk 
                their own lives and health to protect the well-being of 
                others. At scenes of accidents and natural disasters, 
                in times of personal crisis and national tragedy, they 
                offer essential services and demonstrate the strength 
                and resilience of the American people. As these heroes 
                rush forward for us, may we remember to stand for them, 
                and may we never forget that an efficient, high-quality 
                EMS system is crucial to ensuring care during any 
                emergency.

                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, 2015, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by 
                showing their support for their local EMS providers and 
                taking steps to improve their personal safety and 
                preparedness.

[[Page 29196]]

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

[FR Doc. 2015-12433
Filed 5-19-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5