Resolution J2559-2013

Commending all First Responders and recognizing their many compassionate and generous acts

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  • Jun 20, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 20, 2013: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Jun 17, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commending all First Responders and recognizing
their many compassionate and generous acts that ultimately  improve  the
quality of life for the communities they serve

WHEREAS,  It  is  the sense of this Legislative Body that those who give
outstanding service to the people of the Empire State and whose extraor-
dinary 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 in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commend
all First Responders and recognize their many compassionate and generous
acts that ultimately improve the quality of  life  for  the  communities
they serve; and
  WHEREAS,  A  First  Responder  is a person whose job entails being the
first on the scene of an emergency; and
  WHEREAS, First Responders are able to function in uncommon situations;
and
  WHEREAS,  First  Responders  have  a  basic  understanding  of  stress
response and methods to ensure personal well-being; and
  WHEREAS, First Responders function within the scope of care as defined
by state, regional and local regulatory agencies; and
  WHEREAS, A tragedy of any kind, whether a natural disaster or a sense-
less catastrophe never leaves the heart of the community; and
  WHEREAS, First Responders are there whenever people are at risk; and
  WHEREAS, First Responders, in many cases, are volunteers; and
  WHEREAS,  First  Responders  play a key role in making a difference in
appalling circumstances; and
  WHEREAS, First Responders work "against the  grain"  when  others  are
running away from danger; and
  WHEREAS,  First  Responders  always make certain that lives are saved;
and
  WHEREAS, First Responders do  whatever  it  takes,  thereby  effecting
extraordinary acts; and
  WHEREAS,  First  Responders  have  an amazing capacity for courage and
compassion; and
  WHEREAS, This Legislative Body cannot express sufficient gratitude  to
those devoted individuals who recognize that the preservation of life is
a  sacred  responsibility  and who make that responsibility their own by
serving as First Responders; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commend  all  First Responders and to recognize their many compassionate
and generous acts that ultimately improve the quality of  life  for  the
communities they serve; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted  to  the  Fulton  County  Sheriff's  Office,  Rockwood,  Caroga,
Lasselsville, Meco, and Mayfield.

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