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CHICAGO – State Senator Bill Cunningham encourages Chicago residents to show appreciation to emergency personnel this Friday, Oct. 28 to celebrate First Responders Day.

“First responders put their lives on the line to protect us,” said Cunningham, a Democrat who represents portions of Chicago and the Southwest Suburbs. “This Friday, and every day, these courageous individuals deserve our appreciation.”

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

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

“First responders were vital when it came to fighting the pandemic, and they continue to fight for us every day,” Cunningham said. “I want to give my utmost thanks to these individuals who keep us and our loved ones safe.”

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


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