Air Medical Communications Specialists' Day 2016


WHEREAS, professional air medical communication specialists are a vital link between patients and air medical helicopters; and

WHEREAS, the prompt response of emergency medical services by air is often critical to the protection of life, and the communication to and from air medical resources is integral to the operations of crew members, patients, first responders, hospital staff members, and patients families; and

WHEREAS, the safety of flight crew members and patients is dependent upon the quality and accuracy of information obtained from 911 telecommunicators, public safety officials, and hospital staff members who communicate with air medical communications centers; and

WHEREAS, dedicated air medical communication specialists throughout Virginia handle thousands of calls of service each year, and send emergency responses to citizens in need;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 17, 2016, as AIR MEDICAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTS' DAY in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.