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

Harrisburg –  Senator Bob Mensch (R-24) introduced SR 250 which designates January 1, 2016 to January 8, 2016 as “First Responder Appreciation Week” in Pennsylvania.

“Thousands of Pennsylvanians have benefited from the brave and courageous service of first responders across this Commonwealth,” said Mensch.  “These men and women should be honored to show our renewed respect, appreciation and gratitude for those who carry out the critical role of protecting and ensuring public safety for all of us.”

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.

“Police, fire, emergency medical service and public health personnel work tirelessly and selflessly for the residents of the Commonwealth regardless of any personal peril and hazard,” said Mensch.  “We commend the noble sacrifices they make for the benefit of the community.”

The resolution was unanimously adopted by the Senate.

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