First Responders Day Act, 2013, S.O. 2013, c. 11

Published: 2013-12-12

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First Responders Day Act, 2013

S.O. 2013, CHAPTER 11

Consolidation Period: From December 12, 2013 to the e-Laws currency date.

No amendments.


First responders are those men and women who, in the early stages of an emergency, are responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence and the environment. They include police officers, firefighters, military personnel, paramedics, medical evacuation pilots, dispatchers, nurses, doctors, emergency medical technicians and emergency managers.

First responders are volunteers and professionals who have dedicated their lives to public service. Their life-saving skills often make the difference between life and death. Their public service deserves to be recognized and honoured.

Therefore, Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario, enacts as follows:

First Responders Day

1. May 1 in each year is proclaimed as First Responders Day. 2013, c. 11, s. 1.

2. Omitted (provides for coming into force of provisions of this Act). 2013, c. 11, s. 2.

3. Omitted (enacts short title of this Act). 2013, c. 11, s. 3.