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, emergency medical technicians and emergency managers.
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:
May 1 in each year is proclaimed First Responder Day.
Chief Davies along with the men and women of the Sault Ste. Marie Police Service would like to thank the public for their support over the years and look forward to many more years of serving and protecting our citizens.
Take a moment to thank those men and women who have dedicated their lives to public service.