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File #: 0004X-2020    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 1/8/2020 In control: M. Brown
On agenda: 1/13/2020 Final action: 1/15/2020
Title: To Recognize the Fifth Annual First Responders Face Off
Sponsors: Mitchell Brown, Elizabeth Brown, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Priscilla Tyson, Shannon G. Hardin



To Recognize the Fifth Annual First Responders Face Off




WHEREAS, The First Responders Face Off is a friendly hockey game between the Columbus Division of Police and Columbus Division of Fire; and


WHEREAS, Proceeds from the First Responders Face Off go to the Hockey Helping Heroes program that assists first responders and their families following line of duty injury or death; and


WHEREAS, The Hockey Helping Heroes program provides educational grants for children of first responders lost in the line of duty, health and safety equipment to first responders to enhance their safety on duty, financial assistance for first responders and their families in times of tragedy and unexpected loss, and mobility assistance for first responders impacted by a life altering disability; and


WHEREAS, First responders are dedicated professionals, including emergency dispatchers, law enforcement personnel, firefighters, emergency medical services and search and rescue teams, and many other heroes of public safety; and


WHEREAS, Every day, our first responders risk their own safety and personal wellbeing in the performance of their duties, willingly serving and protecting the citizens of Columbus while eliminating potential threats to public safety and welfare; and


WHEREAS, First responders are vital members of every Columbus neighborhood who selflessly serve on the frontlines of the most dangerous situations and circumstances, and whose dedication is essential to maintaining safety and preserving order in times of crises; now, therefore




That this Council does hereby recognize the fifth annual First Responders Face Off, and expresses its gratitude to all of Columbus’s first responders for their outstanding contributions to the safety and well-being of the citizens of Columbus.