September 11 Designated as Annual First Responders Day in Virginia

During the 2019 Session of the Virginia General Assembly, the Virginia House of Delegates passed much important legislation, including House Joint Resolution 646, designating September 11, in 2019 and each succeeding year, as First Responders Day in Virginia.
Pursuant to this legislation, the Clerk of the House of Delegates has been directed to transmit a copy of HJR 646 to the Virginia Department of Fire Programs, the Virginia Department of Health's Office of Emergency Medical Services, the Virginia Association of Volunteer Rescue Squads, Inc., the Virginia Association of Governmental EMS Administrators, the EMS Regional Directors Group, the Virginia Ambulance Association, International Association of Arson Investigators - Virginia Chapter, the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Sheriffs' Association, the Virginia Association of Chiefs of Police, the Virginia Fire Chiefs Association, the Virginia State Firefighters Association, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, the Virginia Emergency Management Association, and the Virginia National Guard so that first responders in the Commonwealth may be apprised of the sense of the General Assembly of Virginia in this matter.

Below is a copy of the resolution.


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