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NO. R-169.  Joint resolution recognizing that all Vermont firefighters and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel provide a professional level of service to their communities.


Offered by:  Representatives Turner of Milton, Ainsworth of Royalton, Audette of S. Burlington, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bray of New Haven, Browning of Arlington, Consejo of Sheldon, Fisher of Lincoln, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, French of Randolph, Godin of Milton, Head of S. Burlington, Howrigan of Fairfield, Johnson of South Hero, Lenes of Shelburne, Myers of Essex, Orr of Charlotte, Oxholm of Vergennes, Rodgers of Glover, Shand of Weathersfield, Spengler of Colchester, Valliere of Barre City, Wheeler of Derby and Zenie of Colchester

Whereas, all volunteer firefighters, “paid–on call” fire fighters, full-time firefighters, and EMS personnel perform their duties professionally, and

Whereas, firefighters and EMS personnel are outstanding public servants who are committed to protecting life, property, and the environment in their communities throughout the state of Vermont, and

Whereas, recruiting, retaining, and protecting all firefighters and EMS personnel are essential to the long-term well-being of the communities they serve, and

Whereas, Vermonters respect and deeply appreciate the efforts and sacrifices of firefighters, EMS personnel, and their families, now therefore be it

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives:

That the General Assembly recognizes the outstanding work of firefighters and EMS personnel who work to protect life, property, and the environment throughout the state of Vermont, and be it further

Resolved:  That the General Assembly looks forward to the presentation of the findings of the department of public safety’s study on issues pertaining to recruiting and retaining firefighters and EMS personnel, and be it further

Resolved:  That the secretary of state be directed to send a copy of this resolution to the Vermont State Firefighters Association, to the Vermont League of Cities and Towns, and to the Professional Firefighters of Vermont.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont