Emergency Medical Services Week, 2018, 24211-24212 [2018-11369]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Presidential Documents 24211 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9751 of May 18, 2018 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2018 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Emergency Medical Services Week, we recognize the outstanding contributions and lifesaving actions of our Nation’s Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers. With their unwavering courage, acute skill, and tireless efforts, career and volunteer first responders serve our communities throughout all hours of the day and night, providing emergency medical treatment in times of dire need. We also honor the memory and inspiring legacy of the EMS providers who have lost their lives as they helped save others. Last year, as historic wildfires and devastating hurricanes swept through the country, EMS providers repeatedly came to the aid of their fellow Americans. They spent days on duty without pause, moving thousands of homebound residents out of harm’s way, rescuing people from fires and floods, and providing medical care to individuals in shelters. Citizens from all backgrounds bravely volunteered to assist these first responders, reminding us that no challenge is too great for the American people. On the front lines of the opioid crisis, EMS providers routinely face situations of tremendous danger. Recently, the Office of National Drug Control Policy issued guidance on how EMS personnel and other first responders can balance safety with mobility and efficiency when responding to scenes where the presence of heroin, fentanyl, or other highly toxic drugs is suspected. My Administration is committed to working with State and local partners to ensure first responders are adequately trained and equipped to respond to every crisis, safely and effectively. This year marks the conclusion of EMS Agenda 2050—a collaborative effort led by the EMS community with support from the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security. EMS Agenda 2050 will set forth a strategic vision for the future of EMS in America. We welcome this effort to empower EMS professionals to play a central role in the wellbeing of our communities through data-driven, evidence-based, innovative, and safe approaches to prevention, response, and clinical care. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS This week, and throughout the year, we extend our sincere respect and gratitude to all EMS providers throughout our Nation. Despite danger, chaos, and daunting obstacles, they consistently protect the safety and health of others. For this, our country is deeply grateful. NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 20 through May 26, 2018, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by showing their support for local EMS professionals through appropriate programs, ceremonies, and activities. VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24MYD1.SGM 24MYD1 24212 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this eighteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand eighteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-second. [FR Doc. 2018–11369 Filed 5–23–18; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:35 May 23, 2018 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\24MYD1.SGM 24MYD1 Trump.EPS</GPH> sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with PRES DOCS Billing code 3295–F8–P

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 101 (Thursday, May 24, 2018)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 24211-24212]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-11369]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 101 / Thursday, May 24, 2018 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9751 of May 18, 2018

                
Emergency Medical Services Week, 2018

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Emergency Medical Services Week, we recognize 
                the outstanding contributions and lifesaving actions of 
                our Nation's Emergency Medical Services (EMS) 
                providers. With their unwavering courage, acute skill, 
                and tireless efforts, career and volunteer first 
                responders serve our communities throughout all hours 
                of the day and night, providing emergency medical 
                treatment in times of dire need. We also honor the 
                memory and inspiring legacy of the EMS providers who 
                have lost their lives as they helped save others.

                Last year, as historic wildfires and devastating 
                hurricanes swept through the country, EMS providers 
                repeatedly came to the aid of their fellow Americans. 
                They spent days on duty without pause, moving thousands 
                of homebound residents out of harm's way, rescuing 
                people from fires and floods, and providing medical 
                care to individuals in shelters. Citizens from all 
                backgrounds bravely volunteered to assist these first 
                responders, reminding us that no challenge is too great 
                for the American people.

                On the front lines of the opioid crisis, EMS providers 
                routinely face situations of tremendous danger. 
                Recently, the Office of National Drug Control Policy 
                issued guidance on how EMS personnel and other first 
                responders can balance safety with mobility and 
                efficiency when responding to scenes where the presence 
                of heroin, fentanyl, or other highly toxic drugs is 
                suspected. My Administration is committed to working 
                with State and local partners to ensure first 
                responders are adequately trained and equipped to 
                respond to every crisis, safely and effectively.

                This year marks the conclusion of EMS Agenda 2050--a 
                collaborative effort led by the EMS community with 
                support from the Department of Health and Human 
                Services, the National Highway Traffic Safety 
                Administration, and the Department of Homeland 
                Security. EMS Agenda 2050 will set forth a strategic 
                vision for the future of EMS in America. We welcome 
                this effort to empower EMS professionals to play a 
                central role in the well-being of our communities 
                through data-driven, evidence-based, innovative, and 
                safe approaches to prevention, response, and clinical 
                care.

                This week, and throughout the year, we extend our 
                sincere respect and gratitude to all EMS providers 
                throughout our Nation. Despite danger, chaos, and 
                daunting obstacles, they consistently protect the 
                safety and health of others. For this, our country is 
                deeply grateful.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, 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 20 through May 
                26, 2018, as Emergency Medical Services Week. I 
                encourage all Americans to observe this occasion by 
                showing their support for local EMS professionals 
                through appropriate programs, ceremonies, and 
                activities.

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

[FR Doc. 2018-11369
Filed 5-23-18; 11:15 am]
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