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Today, June 22, 2021, in recognition of the efforts made on a daily basis to keep our community safe from harm, the City Council of the City of Atascadero presented representatives from Police, Fire and Public Works with this Proclamation.

Proclamation

IN SUPPORT AND APPRECIATION OF ATASCADERO’S FIRST RESPONDERS

Whereas,the City of Atascadero is extremely grateful for all of our Public Safety First Responders, including the members of our Police, Fire and Public Works Departments, who so ably represent the City by providing critical emergency services and professional, high-quality care to all of our residents; and,

Whereas,Atascadero’s First Responders risk their own safety in the performance of their duties to protect our community; are ready to respond 24 hours a day, seven days a week; and are the first and best defense against emergencies that threaten our community; and,

Whereas,the City of Atascadero recognizes the supreme efforts of all of our First Responders who quietly and resolutely face a multitude of hazards on a daily basis, selflessly putting themselves into harm’s way and rushing into dangerous situations during times of emergency in order to assist others; and,

Whereas,Atascadero’s First Responders bravely and frequently encounter extremely hazardous situations, which include locating and apprehending dangerous suspects; working in violent storms with downed trees and wires to keep streets and homes from flooding; rescuing trapped residents in burning buildings; fighting wildfires; conducting search and rescue operations; performing rescues from violent car crashes; and so much more; and,

Whereas, Atascadero’s First Responders worked diligently throughout the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic, continuing to provide emergency response and assisting members of the public; and,

Whereas,these individuals who dedicate themselves to public service - from 911 Dispatchers, Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, Public Works crews and all of our staff members who provide Public Safety in one form or another - come together as first responders to protect and aid the public in the event of an emergency; and,

Whereas,Atascadero’s First Responders are vital members of our City family who are not only depended upon to maintain safety and security within our community, but are also those who are happy to provide emergency as well as non-emergency aid and assistance with the highest degree of care, integrity and respect; and,

Whereas,the City of Atascadero strongly supports all of our Public Safety personnel and is truly thankful for their continual dedication, efforts, compassion and caring.

Now Therefore, the City Council of the City of Atascadero hereby proclaims the sincerest respect, honor, support and gratitude for all of our Atascadero’s First Responders, for everything that they do to keep our community safe from harm.

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