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May 19-25, 2024: EMS Recognition Week

WHEREAS, emergency medical services (EMS) personnel provide a vital public service; and,

WHEREAS, EMS providers stand ready to provide lifesaving health care to Michiganders 24 hours a day, 7 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, EMS fills critical health care gaps by providing important out-of-hospital care, including preventative medicine, follow-up care, and access to telemedicine; and,

WHEREAS, EMS personnel continue to strengthen their lifesaving skills through thousands of hours of specialized training and continuing education; and,

WHEREAS, in observance of EMS Recognition Week, we come together to recognize the accomplishments of EMS agencies and providers who work around the clock in any type of emergency, dedicating their lives to save others;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim May 19 – 25, 2024, as EMS Recognition Week in Michigan.