National First Responders Day takes place on October 28th to commemorate the heroic acts of the men and women who are there first on the scene of emergencies. It’s about showing appreciation for firefighters, EMTs, paramedics, police, and others who risk their lives to save others. On May 18th, 2017, Senators Elizabeth Warren and Tom Cotton proposed the establishment of National First Responders Day as an official observance. It was only on June 7th, 2019, that the resolution passed in the Senate, designating October 28th as National First Responders Day.
First responders are ready every day and night to respond to emergencies that could be life-threatening to them. National First Responders Day makes sure that we don't forget their selflessness and the sacrifices that they make for all of us, in some of the most dangerous occupations that someone could have.
On October 28th, we should all take a moment to show them how much we appreciate their service.
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