PORTALES, NM – The Roosevelt County Board of Commission adopted a proclamation during their regular commission meeting on Tuesday observing May 4, 2024 as Firefighter’s Day and the week of May 19-25 as Emergency Medical Services week.

President Ronald Reagan highlighted the role of Volunteer Firefighters in his proclamation issued in 1984:  “Our Nation’s volunteer firefighters carry on this truly American tradition of citizen response for the common good. Like the Minutemen of our early years, these volunteers are ready to respond on short notice to help fellow citizens in need. Volunteer firefighters protect our lives, our families, and the economic life of our communities from the threat of destructive fire, often at great personal sacrifice. These trained and organized volunteers, our neighbors, are a valuable national resource. It is fitting and proper that a grateful Nation should recognize the vital contributions of the one million men and women who serve in our Nation’s volunteer fire and rescue companies and departments.”

Please join the County in honoring all of these brave first responders for their public service.


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