International Firefighters Day and EMS week celebrated


WHEREAS; emergency medical services are a vital public service to the people and City of Fort Atkinson; and

WHEREAS, access to quality emergency care significantly improves the survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden illness or serious injury; and

WHEREAS, the City of Fort Atkinson and the Fort Atkinson Fire Department strive to continually improve the emergency medical and trauma care systems to ensure that all citizens receive the highest standards of emergency medical care; and

WHEREAS, the emergency medical service providers including first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, emergency medical dispatchers, firefighters, police officers, educators, pre-hospital nurses, emergency nurses, emergency physicians, trained members of the public, and other out of hospital medical care providers, whether volunteers or paid personnel, complete thousands of hours of specialized training and education to enhance their lifesaving skills; and

WHEREAS, members of emergency medical services teams are ready to provide lifesaving care to those in need 24 hours per day, seven days per week; and

WHEREAS, people in the City of Fort Atkinson benefit daily from the knowledge and skills of these highly trained individuals and their unselfish dedication to Fort Atkinson’s residents and visitors. 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Johnson, as City Council President of the City of Fort Atkinson, do hereby proclaim May 21-27, 2023 as Emergency Medical Services Week in the City of Fort Atkinson, and commend this observance to all our citizens.

Proclaimed and signed this 16th day of May in the year 2023.


WHEREAS; Firefighters dedicate their lives to the protection of life and property; and sometimes that dedication is in the form of countless hours volunteered over many years, in others it is many selfless years working in the industry; in all cases it risks the ultimate sacrifice of a firefighter’s life; and

WHEREAS; International Firefighters’ Day is observed each year on the 4th of May on where we remember the past firefighters who have died while serving our community or dedicated their lives to protecting the safety of us all; and show our support and appreciation to the firefighters worldwide who continue to protect us so well throughout the year; and

WHEREAS; hailing from all walks of life, they are our mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles, grandparents, neighbors and friends. They protect us without wanting of recognition or reward. In our time of need they are there with courage, compassion and loyalty. They are the essence of the true meaning of community.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Bruce Johnson, as City Council President of the City of Fort  Atkinson, do hereby declare May 4th, 2023 as International Firefighter’s day in the City of Fort Atkinson.

Proclaimed this 16th day of May in the year 2023.

Members of the City of Fort Atkinson Fire Department are seen accepting the proclamations for Honoring Emergency Medical Services Week and International Firefighters Day

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