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File #: 20-0359    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 3/3/2020 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 5/19/2020 Final action: 5/19/2020
Title: Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division recommending the Board consider the following: 1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing May 17, 2020 through May 23, 2020 as "Emergency Medical Services Week” in the County of El Dorado; and 2) Receive a presentation by the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority and the California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority recognizing the contribution and dedication of certain emergency medical services nominees for outstanding contributions and dedication to their respective organizations. FUNDING: N/A
Attachments: 1. A - 2020 EMS Week Proclamation, 2. Executed Proclamation
Related files: 19-0733, 21-0370
Title
Chief Administrative Office, EMS and Emergency Preparedness & Response Division recommending the Board consider the following:
1) Adopt and authorize the Chair to sign a Proclamation recognizing May 17, 2020 through May 23, 2020 as "Emergency Medical Services Week” in the County of El Dorado; and
2) Receive a presentation by the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority and the California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority recognizing the contribution and dedication of certain emergency medical services nominees for outstanding contributions and dedication to their respective organizations.

FUNDING: N/A
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DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
President Gerald Ford declared November 3, 1974 through November 10, 1974 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for four more years. It was re-instituted by The American College of Emergency Physicians in 1982, which moved the observance of EMS Week from November to September. In 1992, the observance of EMS Week was moved to the third week in May.

National Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week brings together local communities and medical personnel to publicize safety and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine's "front line." This year, the annual EMS Week will be celebrated throughout the Nation beginning May 17, 2020 through May 23, 2020 under the theme “EMS STRONG: Ready Today. Preparing for Tomorrow.”

In conjunction with this proclamation, the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority (West Slope JPA) and the California Tahoe Emergency Services Operations Authority (CalTahoe JPA) will give presentations to the Board regarding their emergency personnel’s outstanding contributions and dedication to their respective organizations.

ALTERNATIVES
The Board of Supervisors could decline to adopt this Proclamation to recognize May 17, 2020 through May 23, 2020 as EMS Week.

PRIOR BOARD ACTION
1) 05-21-2...

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