Each year, October 28 marks National First Responders Day – a day to recognize the heroic men and women who have made it their job to take immediate action when disaster strikes. Teamsters Local 700 is proud to represent many first responders from firefighters, police officers, and EMTs/paramedics to the 911 operators who dispatch the emergency calls.
“At some point in our lives, we have all come into contact with first responders and have been impacted by their life-saving efforts,” said Teamsters Local 700 President Michael G. Melone. “It takes a strong person to put their life on the line to help others and we are honored to have some of those heroes as members of our Union.”
Congress first designated October 28 as National First Responders Day in 2017. The resolution honors the firefighters, police officers, EMTs, and all those who are first on the scene in stressful situations. Notably, the family of Sean Collier, a police officer ambushed and murdered during events related to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, supported the resolution.