SHOREWOOD – State Senator Meg Loughran Cappel urges area residents to show appreciation to emergency personnel on First Responders Day, which falls on Friday, Oct. 28.

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“Every day, our first responders and their families make sacrifices to serve a cause greater than themselves,” said Loughran Cappel (D-Shorewood). “We should honor and thank our heroes not just during this day of recognition – but every day.”

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

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

“I will continue to work to ensure our first responders receive the recognition and resources they deserve for their dedication to our communities,” Loughran Cappel said. “I urge residents to thank our first responders year-round for their endless sacrifices to preserving our safety.” 

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