Resolution J1403-2013

Congratulating the New Paltz, New York, Rescue Squad upon the occasion of celebrating its 40th Anniversary of Community Service in 2013

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  • Apr 23, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Apr 23, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Apr 19, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  congratulating  the New Paltz, New York, Rescue
Squad upon the occasion of celebrating its 40th Anniversary of community
service in 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body that  those  who  give
outstanding  service  to  the  people  of  the  Empire  State, and whose
extraordinary achievements save the  lives  of  their  fellow  citizens,
should  be recognized because their efforts so profoundly strengthen our
shared commitment to family and community life; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and fully in accord with its long-
standing traditions, it is  the  intent  of  this  Legislative  Body  to
congratulate  the New Paltz, New York, Rescue Squad upon the occasion of
celebrating its 40th Anniversary of community service in 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Access to quality  rescue  and  emergency  care  dramatically
improves  the  survival and recovery rate of those who experience sudden
illness, injury or life threatening emergencies; and
  WHEREAS, Rescue squad members are an important part of the safety  net
of  America's  emergency  responder  system; they provide lifesaving and
medical care to those in need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
  WHEREAS, Established in 1973 by a group  of  dedicated  citizens,  the
almost  all volunteer New Paltz Rescue Squad has 80 members, three ambu-
lances, two fly vehicles, and a 13,500 square-foot  permanent  home  and
facility; and
  WHEREAS, The New Paltz Rescue Squad responded to more than 2,000 calls
in 2012; it has averaged more than 200 additional calls each year; and
  WHEREAS,  Under  the  talented  guidance and leadership of its current
chief, Gina Bassinette, the New Paltz Rescue Squad has increased from  a
completely  volunteer  organization  to  include a half-dozen paid staff
members so as to ensure that it has an advanced  life  support  licensed
paramedic on duty 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and
  WHEREAS,  This  auspicious  occasion presents a unique opportunity for
this Legislative Body to recognize and pay  tribute  to  the  New  Paltz
Rescue Squad; and
  WHEREAS,  It is the sense of this Legislative Body that when organiza-
tions of such noble aims and accomplishments are brought of  our  atten-
tion,  they should be recognized, applauded and honored by all the citi-
zens of this great Empire State; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
congratulate  the New Paltz, New York, Rescue Squad upon the occasion of
celebrating its 40th Anniversary of community service in 2013; and be it
further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the New Paltz, New York, Rescue Squad.

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