April 02, 2012
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Recently, the Life Emergency Medical Service of Enid, Okla. in conjunction with the American Ambulance Association presented U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) with the Legislative Recognition Award for his dedication to issues of importance to Ambulance Service Providers.
“It is an honor to receive this prestigious award from the American Ambulance Association,” said Inhofe. “I commend our nation’s emergency professionals who risk their lives daily to assist people in need. Their collective efforts are commendable, and I personally thank them for their dutiful public service. Our nation’s emergency response system remains praiseworthy because of their continued selfless sacrifice.”
Life Emergency Medical Service President Jimmy Johnson said, “As President-elect of the American Ambulance Association, I was truly honored to present Senator Inhofe with an award to thank him for his willingness to work on and attach the “Dale Long Act” to the FAA bill in an effort to establish Public Safety Officer Death Benefits for Medics who work for non-governmental Ambulance Companies. Firefighters and Police Officers are currently receiving those benefits. A prime example would be the eleven medics who lost their lives in the 9/11 event but worked for non-governmental operations and therefore didn’t qualify for benefits.”