SJC Council Declares First Responders Appreciation Day

Posted October 24, 2016 at 5:53 am by

"First Responders": Fire Chief Brad Creasy, County Councilman Bob Jarman, Sheriff Ron Krebbs, EMS Chief Jerry Martin, and FH Grange Program Chairman - Contributed photo

“First Respon­ders”: Fire Chief Brad Creasy, Coun­ty Coun­cil­man Bob Jar­man, Sher­iff Ron Krebbs, EMS Chief Jer­ry Mar­tin, and FH Grange Pro­gram Chair­man — Con­tributed photo

On Octo­ber 20, Fri­day Har­bor Grange #225 host­ed a recep­tion in hon­or of First Respon­ders at the Mullis Cen­ter. All Sher­iff Depart­ment, Fire Depart­ment and Emer­gency Ser­vices per­son­nel were invit­ed to attend. Coun­ty Coun­cil­man Bob Jar­man read a procla­ma­tion declar­ing Octo­ber 20 as First Respon­ders Appre­ci­a­tion Day:

  • Where­as, San Juan County’s first respon­ders include law enforce­ment offi­cers, fire­fight­ers and emer­gency med­ical tech­ni­cians (EMTs) who brave­ly and self­less­ly risk their lives every day to pro­tect prop­er­ty and the lives of res­i­dents and vis­i­tors alike, and;
  • Where­as, San Juan County’s First Respon­ders, many of whom are vol­un­teers, do not hes­i­tate to risk their own lives in order to save the lives of oth­ers every hour of every day;
  • Where­as, the com­mit­ment of First Respon­ders to con­tin­ued train­ing, skill enhance­ment and inter­a­gency coor­di­na­tion make them vital mem­bers of the Islands community;
  • Where­as, First Respon­ders go beyond the call of duty to edu­cate the pub­lic through health and safe­ty programs;
  • Where­as, First Respon­ders act as pos­i­tive role mod­els for our youth, pro­mot­ing per­son­al respon­si­bil­i­ty and encour­ag­ing con­struc­tive life-choices;
  • Where­as, San Juan Coun­ty res­i­dents may rest easy in the knowl­edge that their well-being is guard­ed by ded­i­cat­ed indi­vid­u­als, the Coun­cil encour­ages cit­i­zens to express their appre­ci­a­tion, and so…
  • There­fore, let it be pro­claimed by the San Juan Coun­ty Coun­cil that Octo­ber 20, 2016 if First Respon­ders Appre­ci­a­tion Day.

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