GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday to sign a proclamation to declare October 28 as First Responders’ Appreciation Day.
Fort GreeneVille Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution requested the proclamation and thanked the first responders in attendance at the proclamation signing.
The Proclamation states,
“WHEREAS, first responders include 911 dispatchers, law enforcement officers, professional and volunteer firefighters, professional and volunteer emergency medical services personnel, emergency management professionals, search and rescue teams, rescue pilots, among others in the public safety sector; and
“WHEREAS, these courageous men and women are the first who protect life, evidence, property, or the environment during the early stages of an emergency. Most often, they are responsible for going immediately to the scene of an accident or emergency to provide aid.
“WHEREAS, October 28 officially marks National First Responders’ Day, a day to honor the service and sacrifice of those answering the call in our County and communities;
“WHEREAS, Responders’ Day is a time to recognize and express gratitude for all that they do for our communities, from responding to emergency situations to providing medical assistance and more!
“WE RESOLVE, AND DO HEREBY PROCLAIM, October 28 As FIRST RESPONDERS’ APPRECIATION DAY”
All three commissioners signed.