Governor LePage Proclaims October 6, 2018 Firefighter Recognition Day

October 6, 2018

WHEREAS, Maine has over five hundred fire departments across the state and a great number of them depend heavily on volunteers to serve their communities; and

WHEREAS, over 90% of the trained firefighters in Maine are volunteers and many of these volunteers carry on a family tradition of service to the fire department; and

WHEREAS, firefighters have one of the most dangerous professions imaginable, rescuing people from life-threatening situations; and

WHEREAS, recent events have helped all of us to focus on the crucial role that firefighters play in each community and we should make a great effort to remember this role and thank these men and women for their dedication and selflessness in serving all the citizens of Maine.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, PAUL R. LEPAGE, Governor of the State of Maine, do hereby proclaim October 6, 2018 as FIREFIGHTER RECOGNITION DAY throughout the State of Maine, and urge all citizens to recognize this observance.

In testimony whereof, I have caused the Great Seal of the State to be hereunto affixed GIVEN under my hand at Augusta this tenth day of September Two Thousand and Eighteen.

Paul R. LePage