Ontario: “First Responders Day” – May 1 In Each Year

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Ambulances carry paramedics (first responders) to situations that often necessitate the stabilization of patients who are then quickly transported to the hospital.
Ambulances carry paramedics (first responders) to situations that often necessitate the stabilization of patients who are then quickly transported to the hospital.

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ORNGE Air Ambulance, containing paramedics, stabilize patients and then quickly transports them to hospitals.
ORNGE Air Ambulance, containing paramedics (first responders), stabilize patients and then quickly transports them to hospitals.
When someone telephones "911", EMS must respond, which includes police, fire and paramedics. All are first responders.
When someone telephones “911”, EMS must respond, which includes police, fire and paramedics. All are first responders.
The fire department with its' firefighters form an integral part of the EMS and as a first responder.
The fire department with its’ firefighters form an integral part of the EMS and as a first responder.

Bill 15 2013 – An Act to proclaim First Responders Day

Preamble

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:

First Responders Day

1. May 1 in each year is proclaimed as First Responders Day.

Commencement

2. This Act comes into force on the day it receives Royal Assent.

Short title

3. The short title of this Act is the First Responders Day Act, 2013.

EXPLANATORY NOTE

This Explanatory Note was written as a reader’s aid to Bill 15 and does not form part of the law. Bill 15 has been enacted as Chapter 11 of the Statutes of Ontario, 2013.

The Bill proclaims May 1 in each year as First Responders Day.

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