Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020, 30821-30822 [2020-11054]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Presidential Documents 30821 Presidential Documents Proclamation 10036 of May 15, 2020 Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play such a critical role in our Nation’s health and safety. These incredible professionals respond to daily calls for urgent assistance and work tirelessly to serve their communities. Most recently, they have made significant contributions and immeasurable sacrifices during our Nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, one of the most daunting and demanding challenges the country has ever faced. This week, we recognize these heroic men and women for their efforts to deliver life-saving care and compassion to their fellow Americans, and we acknowledge that our country is a safer and healthier place because of their work. EMS providers—many of whom are volunteers—make up a coordinated and comprehensive network of highly trained workers. They are prepared to respond immediately to any crisis with pre-hospital assessment, trauma care, and medical transport, and they also share valuable data with their public health partners. They do all of this under incredible pressure that can take an emotional and physical toll on even the most seasoned professionals. At a moment’s notice, these dedicated men and women rush to employ their specialized knowledge, experience, and leadership to reduce the severity of injuries and save lives, often in very high-risk situations. Every day, EMS personnel stand ready to help those in peril, responding faithfully to the needs of their fellow citizens when lives are on the line and every second matters. The far-reaching and devastating scope of the coronavirus pandemic has increased the demands on our Nation’s EMS professionals, including those from our military service branches. These heroes have courageously risen to the challenge. They remain undeterred in their efforts to deliver critical assistance to their fellow Americans. EMS personnel are often the first point of contact with patients who are experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Acting quickly and decisively, they evaluate and triage patients, transport them to hospitals or treatment facilities, and clearly and compassionately communicate with family members who are anxious about their loved ones. During this unprecedented time in our Nation’s history, we are ceaselessly inspired by the sense of duty, selfless service, and sacrifice that epitomize EMS personnel. This week, we honor all who provide emergency medical services across our country for their tenacity and life-saving skills. Thanks to their incredible efforts, our communities and our Nation are stronger, safer, and more resilient. Especially in these trying times, we are immensely proud of these brave Americans. 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 17 through May 23, 2020, 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 19:00 May 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD2.SGM 20MYD2 30822 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth. [FR Doc. 2020–11054 Filed 5–19–20; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:00 May 19, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\20MYD2.SGM 20MYD2 Trump.EPS</GPH> Billing code 3295–F0–P

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 98 (Wednesday, May 20, 2020)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 30821-30822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-11054]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 85 , No. 98 / Wednesday, May 20, 2020 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 10036 of May 15, 2020

                
Emergency Medical Services Week, 2020

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                During Emergency Medical Services Week, we honor all of 
                the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers who play 
                such a critical role in our Nation's health and safety. 
                These incredible professionals respond to daily calls 
                for urgent assistance and work tirelessly to serve 
                their communities. Most recently, they have made 
                significant contributions and immeasurable sacrifices 
                during our Nation's response to the coronavirus 
                pandemic, one of the most daunting and demanding 
                challenges the country has ever faced. This week, we 
                recognize these heroic men and women for their efforts 
                to deliver life-saving care and compassion to their 
                fellow Americans, and we acknowledge that our country 
                is a safer and healthier place because of their work.

                EMS providers--many of whom are volunteers--make up a 
                coordinated and comprehensive network of highly trained 
                workers. They are prepared to respond immediately to 
                any crisis with pre-hospital assessment, trauma care, 
                and medical transport, and they also share valuable 
                data with their public health partners. They do all of 
                this under incredible pressure that can take an 
                emotional and physical toll on even the most seasoned 
                professionals. At a moment's notice, these dedicated 
                men and women rush to employ their specialized 
                knowledge, experience, and leadership to reduce the 
                severity of injuries and save lives, often in very 
                high-risk situations. Every day, EMS personnel stand 
                ready to help those in peril, responding faithfully to 
                the needs of their fellow citizens when lives are on 
                the line and every second matters.

                The far-reaching and devastating scope of the 
                coronavirus pandemic has increased the demands on our 
                Nation's EMS professionals, including those from our 
                military service branches. These heroes have 
                courageously risen to the challenge. They remain 
                undeterred in their efforts to deliver critical 
                assistance to their fellow Americans. EMS personnel are 
                often the first point of contact with patients who are 
                experiencing coronavirus symptoms. Acting quickly and 
                decisively, they evaluate and triage patients, 
                transport them to hospitals or treatment facilities, 
                and clearly and compassionately communicate with family 
                members who are anxious about their loved ones. During 
                this unprecedented time in our Nation's history, we are 
                ceaselessly inspired by the sense of duty, selfless 
                service, and sacrifice that epitomize EMS personnel.

                This week, we honor all who provide emergency medical 
                services across our country for their tenacity and 
                life-saving skills. Thanks to their incredible efforts, 
                our communities and our Nation are stronger, safer, and 
                more resilient. Especially in these trying times, we 
                are immensely proud of these brave Americans.

                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 17 through May 
                23, 2020, 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 
                fifteenth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and forty-fourth.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. 2020-11054
Filed 5-19-20; 11:15 am]
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