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SR-40 (2017-2018)

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Enrolled  July 20, 2017
Passed  IN  Senate  July 20, 2017
Amended  IN  Senate  July 13, 2017

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Resolution No. 40


Introduced by Senators Morrell, Atkins, Bates, Berryhill, Dodd, Fuller, Gaines, Hertzberg, Monning, and Nguyen

May 09, 2017


Relative to First Responder Day


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SR 40, Morrell.

WHEREAS, California is approaching 40 million residents who occupy over 156,000 square miles of land that is prone to earthquakes, fires, floods, severe storms, and other natural disasters, as well as threats of violence and terror; and
WHEREAS, California is known for its extraordinary response to these emergencies. Every day police officers, firefighters, and emergency personnel work as our first line of defense, protecting our communities and ensuring California is the safest place to live, work, and visit; and
WHEREAS, The heart of California’s emergency response capability is our force of first responders. No greater courage is demonstrated than that of dedicated and brave first responders running toward an emergency, rather than away from it. First responders put their lives on the line by protecting and administering care to others in need; and
WHEREAS, First responders accept the challenge and responsibility of serving others without a second thought. They unselfishly perform their duties without regard for their own safety and provide a superior level of service; and
WHEREAS, As a direct result of our first responders’ extensive training, rapid emergency deployment, and coordinated efforts, lives are saved; and
WHEREAS, Every day the citizens of the State of California rely on the dedicated professionalism of first responders to preserve the peace and secure the safety and well-being of all who live in and visit California; now, therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate of the State of California, That the Senate declares September 23, 2017, as First Responder Day, in honor of the contributions and dedication of first responders; and be it further
Resolved, That the Secretary of the Senate transmit copies of this resolution to the author for appropriate distribution.