Pledge of Support to the Office of Homeland Security

AAA Board of Directors Resolution

Whereas, the American Ambulance Association (AAA) represents ambulance services across the United States that participate in serving more than 95% of the urban U.S. population with emergency and non-emergency care and medical transportation services, and

Whereas, AAA members play a key role in our nation’s homeland security as a first responder, and

Whereas, the members of the American Ambulance Association work closely with their community’s local emergency response services such as fire and rescue, hospitals, public health, long-term care and other community-based health care organizations, and

Whereas, the nation’s Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians are highly trained health care professionals on the front line everyday participating in the pre-hospital safety net for people all across America, therefore,

Be it resolved that the AAA Board of Directors, on behalf of its membership and the ambulance industry across the United States, does hereby pledge its commitment to the Office of Homeland Security, and its Director Tom Ridge, to assist in the planning and implementation of various homeland security operations within our area of expertise.

Adopted November 17, 2001
By the American Ambulance Association
Board of Directors

September 11 (9/11)

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