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State of Vermont

House of Representatives

Montpelier, Vermont

Joint House Resolution

J.R.H.  64

Joint resolution recognizing all Vermont firefighters, police officers, and emergency medical service (EMS) personnel for the professional level of service they provide to their communities

Offered by:  Representatives Turner of Milton, Acinapura of Brandon, Adams of Hartland, Ainsworth of Royalton, Allard of St. Albans Town, Bissonnette of Winooski, Bostic of St. Johnsbury, Canfield of Fair Haven, Devereux of Mount Holly, Errecart of Shelburne, Evans of Essex, Fallar of Tinmouth, Grenier of St. Johnsbury, Heath of Westford, Hosford of Waitsfield, Howrigan of Fairfield, Kilmartin of Newport City, Koch of Barre Town, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larocque of Barnet, LaVoie of Swanton, Marcotte of Coventry, Martin of Wolcott, McAllister of Highgate, McDonald of Berlin, McNeil of Rutland Town, Moran of Wardsboro, Myers of Essex, Orr of Charlotte, Oxholm of Vergennes, Shand of Weathersfield, Valliere of Barre City and Zenie of Colchester

Whereas, all volunteer firefighters, “paid–on call” firefighters, full-time firefighters, part-time and full-time police officers, and EMS personnel perform their duties in a professional manner, and

Whereas, firefighters, police officers, 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, police officers, 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, police officers, 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, police officers, and EMS personnel who work to protect life, property, and the environment throughout the state of Vermont, 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, to the Professional Fire Fighters of Vermont, to the Vermont Police Chiefs Association, and to the Vermont Ambulance Association.


____________________________              Attested to:

Gaye R. Symington

Speaker of the House


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Brian E. Dubie                                             Donald G. Milne

President of the Senate                               Clerk, House of Representatives

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont