Senate Adopts Mensch Resolution Designating “First Responder Appreciation Week” in PA

Harrisburg – On Tuesday the Senate adopted a resolution sponsored by Sen. Bob Mensch (R-24) designating the week of January 1 through January 7, 2019 as “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania.

First responders include fire, police and emergency medical personnel. They are likely to be the first people to arrive at and assist at the scene of an emergency, such as a vehicle crash, structure fire, natural disaster or terrorist attack.

Senate Resolution 11 recognizes that these individuals make a tremendous difference in our communities every day through their selfless acts of service and their sacrifices. We owe a huge debt of gratitude and our eternal thanks to each and every one of them, and very especially to their families.

“First responders make personal sacrifices in order to keep the Commonwealth safe and sometimes make the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty to ensure the well-being of the citizens of Pennsylvania,” Mensch said on the Senate floor.

“These men and women should be honored the first week of the year to show our renewed respect, appreciation and gratitude for those that carry out the critical role of protecting and ensuring public safety for all of us,” he said.

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