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Inaugural First Responders Day
April 25, 2014 -
Frontenac Paramedic Services, Kingston Police, and Kingston Fire & Rescue celebrate inaugural First Responders Day
When: Thursday, May 1, 10:30 - 11 a.m.
Where: Confederation Park, Kingston
Who: City of Kingston Deputy Mayor Jim Neill
Members of the media are invited to attend an event to celebrate the Province of Ontario's inaugural First Responders Day.
City of Kingston Deputy Mayor Jim Neill, and representatives and vehicles from Kingston Fire & Rescue, Kingston Police and Frontenac Paramedic Services will be on site to raise awareness of First Responders Day and the dedicated and selfless service of first responders who keep our communities safe, our homes protected and our lives secure.
On December 11, 2013 the First Responders Day Act was passed into law by the Ontario Legislature:
An Act to Proclaim First Responders Day Bill 15, 2013 First responders are those men and women who, in the early stages of an emergency, are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence and the environment. They include police officers, firefighters, military personnel, paramedics, medical evacuation pilots, dispatchers, nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and emergency managers.
First responders are volunteers and professionals who have dedicated their lives to public service. Their life-saving skills often make the difference between life and death. Their public service deserves to be recognized and honoured.
Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows: May 1 in each year is proclaimed as First Responders Day.
For more information:
Alison Vandervelde, Communications Officer County of Frontenac - Corporate Services
2069 Battersea Road, Glenburnie ON K0H 1S0
Phone: 613-548-9400 x 305
Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer
613-546-4291, ext. 3116, cell 613-329-3462
Communications: 613-546-4291, ext. 2300
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