VanderWall resolution acknowledges Michigan’s dedicated EMS workers

LANSING, Mich. — A resolution sponsored by Senate Health Policy and Human Services Chairman Curt VanderWall recognizing Emergency Medical Service (EMS) workers was approved by the Senate’s health policy committee on Thursday.

“It takes a special breed of person to be able to perform the kinds of duties these folks do, especially under the pressure of a job where every second counts,” said VanderWall, R-Ludington. “EMS personnel work around the clock to provide a vital public service and I encourage everyone to acknowledge the hard work, professionalism and dedication embodied by those in the profession.”

Senate Resolution 51 recognizes the hard work and sacrifice made by EMS workers, and would formally observe May 16-22, 2021, as EMS Week.

The resolution also calls attention to the critical front-line services EMS workers continued to provide during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“These men and women stood tall in the face of the unknown dangers of the coronavirus,” VanderWall said. “They were able to quickly adapt to the health care crisis and continue to go above and beyond to provide life-saving care to those in need.”

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Photo caption: Sen. Curt VanderWall, R-Ludington, stops for a photo with members of the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services after the Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee meeting on Thursday. The committee approved Senate Resolution 51, which would acknowledge May 16-22, 2021, as EMS Week in the state of Michigan.