A message from David Kamlan:
As many of you know, I sit on the Board of Directors of The National EMS Memorial Foundation. Our primary mission is to establish a Memorial in Washington DC for EMS workers who get killed in the line of duty. We are honored and thankful to have a collaborative relationship with the National EMS Memorial Bike Ride. In order to have a fixed Memorial on the National Mall or near the White House, we are required to comply with the Commemorative Works Act. This states that we have to have pass a Bill through the House and Senate authorizing our Foundation to establish/build the Memorial. No money is involved here and the text of the House version of the Bill is below- the Senate version is the same. As you can imagine, this has not been an easy needle to move during this particular election cycle. NAEMT has graciously agreed to assist us in this endeavor by providing a simple method for everyone to convey their support for these Bills to their elected representatives. There are over 3,000 members here and many of you have worked the 911 system for a long time. I think we all know someone who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I am asking each and every one of you to take a singular minute out of your day to click your collective mouses here:
Extra bonus points will be given to those who share this on their FB feed. EMS has a injury rate of nearly 100% and too many have made the ultimate sacrifice for their fellow citizens. Please honor their sacrifice by urging Congress to support these Bills.