Senator Mensch Introduces Resolution Recognizing “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania


Harrisburg – Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced a resolution yesterday recognizing January 1-7, 2017 as “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania.

“Thousands of Pennsylvanians have benefited from this brave and courageous service of first responders across this Commonwealth,” said Mensch.  “The police, fire, emergency medical service, and public health personnel work tirelessly and selflessly for the residents of Pennsylvania regardless of any personal peril and hazard.  These men and women should be honored to show our renewed respect, appreciation and gratitude for protecting us and ensuring public safety.”

The resolution recognizes all first responders including volunteer and career firefighters, emergency medical service workers, police officers.  There are roughly 55,000 registered emergency medical service workers, 75,000 firefighters, and over 45,000 police officers that serve the Commonwealth.

The resolution was unanimously adopted by the Senate.

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