first responders 061022KANKAKEE ––  State Senator Patrick Joyce urges area residents to show appreciate to emergency personnel on First Responders Day, which falls on Friday, Oct. 28.

“First responders put their lives on the line each and every day to keep us safe,” said Joyce (D-Essex). “That’s why this day is dedicated as a small way to celebrate the courage and strength of these remarkable heroes in our communities.”

This day specifically thanks 911 dispatchers, as well as firefighters, police officers, emergency medical technicians and paramedics for their commitment to Illinois public safety.

Joyce reminds residents to extend gratitude to first responders year-round for their dedication and remember those lost in the line of duty. 

“I want to extend my greatest gratitude to these individuals who keep our communities safe,” said Joyce. “They put their lives on the line each day and deserve the utmost respect and recognition for their service.”

Joyce urges residents to recognize the contributions of first responders in their communities with ceremonies and activities.