40:1 Bill 119, First Responders Day Act, 2012

Klees, Frank

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Bill 119                                                       2012

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 and emergency medical technicians.

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, 2012.

 

EXPLANATORY NOTE

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

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