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Legislation #: 990744 Introduction Date: 5/20/1999
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 5/20/1999
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER FORD
Title: Declaring the week of May 17-23, 1999, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Kansas City.

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5/20/1999

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RESOLUTION NO. 990744

 

Declaring the week of May 17-23, 1999, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Kansas City.

 

WHEREAS, emergency medical services is a vital public service; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and

 

WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care dramatically improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or injury; and

 

WHEREAS, emergency medical service providers have traditionally served as the safety net of Americas health care system; and

 

WHEREAS, emergency medical service teams consist of emergency physicians, emergency nurses, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, firefighters, educators, administrators and others; and

 

WHEREAS, approximately two-thirds of all emergency medical service providers are volunteers; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of emergency medical service teams, whether career or volunteer, engage in thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

 

WHEREAS, Americans benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals; and

 

WHEREAS, it is appropriate to recognize the value and the accomplishments of emergency medical service providers by designating Emergency Medical Services Week; and

 

WHEREAS, injury prevention and the appropriate use of the EMS system will help reduce national health care costs; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare the week of May 17-23, 1999, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Kansas City; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof honoring Emergency Medical Services Week in Kansas City.

 

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