Senator urges EMS chiefs to support National EMS Memorial bill

Senator Chris Coons delivered a video to the International Association of EMS Chiefs and stressed the importance of the memorial


By EMS1 Staff

WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator urged EMS chiefs to support a bill that would allow for an EMS memorial to be built on federal land.

Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) delivered a video message to the International Association of EMS Chiefs, stressing the importance of the memorial and adding that the commitment of EMS providers “exemplifies the finest traditions of the American spirit."

"This commemorative work is important because when we lose a service member on duty, the families, friends and colleagues they leave behind have no nationally recognized place to acknowledge their loved ones and grieve,” Senator Coons said.

The National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act bill would grant the National Emergency Medical Services Memorial Foundation the ability to design a memorial on federal land to honor EMS providers.

Senator Coons called upon the chiefs to “email your senators and representatives … ask them to take a look at our bill … at your bill. Ask them to co-sponsor the bipartisan National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act to help build overwhelming support for this well-deserved and long overdue national memorial.”

 
Senator Coons on the National EMS Memorial

United States Senator Chris Coons (DE) provided an update on the status of the National Emergency Medical Services Commemorative Work Act. The Senate bill is a companion bill to H.R. 1037. #IAEMSC17

Posted by International Association of EMS Chiefs - IAEMSC on Saturday, December 9, 2017

 

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