WHEREAS, individuals, both career and volunteer, from public safety dispatchers, law enforcement, fire, emergency medical services, search and rescue and other organizations in the public safety sector come together as first responders to aid the public in the event of an emergency; and,
WHEREAS, first responders risk their own safety and personal property in the execution of their duties to protect the public every day; and,
WHEREAS, first responders are the first line of defense for the public against all threats, both domestic and foreign; and,
WHEREAS, first responders are a vital part of our communities, standing ready, 24 hours a day, to deal with emergencies, and volunteering in our schools and community organizations;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim September 27, 2017 as First Responders Day in Michigan.