106 STAT. 2290 PUBLIC LAW 102-471—OCT. 23, 1992 Public Law 102-471 102d Congress Joint Resolution Oct. 23. 1992 [H.J. Res. 523] Designating October 8, 1992, as 'National Firefighters Day". Whereas there are over 2,000,000 professional firefighters in the United States; Whereas firefighters respond to more than 2,300,000 fires and 8,700,000 emergencies other than fires each year; Whereas fires annually cause nearly 6,000 deaths and $10,000,000,000 in property damage; Whereas firefighters have given their lives and risked ii^ury to preserve the lives and protect the property of others; Whereas the contributions and sacrifices of valiant firefighters often go unreported and are inadequately recognized by the public; and Whereas the work of firefighters deserves the attention and gratitude of all individuals in the United States: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That October 8, 1992, is designated as "National Firefighters Day^. The President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved October 23, 1992. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 523 (S.J. Res. 327): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 138 (1992): Sept. 30, considered and passed House. Oct. 8, considered and passed Senate.
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