Senate passes Queens lawmaker’s bill designating September as first responder appreciation month


The state Senate unanimously passed legislation introduced by state Senator James Sanders that designates September as Firefighter, Police Officer and Emergency Medical Technician Appreciation Month in celebration of their efforts and sacrifices to vigilantly serve their communities.

“Our brave and devoted police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians should not receive our appreciation only as a result of tragic occurrences,” Sanders said. “Their unwavering commitment to duty, to our state and to our nation should always be recognized and honored. It is not only appropriate, but also good policy, to designate a reasonable period dedicated to showing our appreciation.”