U.S. Senator John Boozman will launch the #EverySecondCounts Tour on Monday to promote an appreciation for first responders, whose call to public service keeps us safe.
“First responders answer when we call for help. They are brave individuals who selflessly put their lives on the line every day to keep us safe, while knowing there is no guarantee that they will return home safely. This is a way to show support for these men and women who often go unrecognized but play a vital role in our community. I look forward to meeting with Arkansas first responders and seeing how the federal government can help them continue to provide this essential service,” Boozman said.
The tour will make the following stops from October 24-27: Little Rock Police Department; the Saline County 911 Center; Benton Police Department, where Boozman will accept the Arkansas Association of Chiefs of Police Legislator of the Year Award; Nevada County Jail; Magnolia Fire Department; Grant County Office of Emergency Management; North Little Rock Police Department; Cross County Sheriff and Wynne Police Department; Jonesboro Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Medical Responders; Baxter County Fire and Police Departments and Marion County law enforcement officers.(Media will be notified of tours open to the press for the #EverySecondCounts tour.)
Arkansans interested in showing support for our first responders are encouraged to use the #EverySecondCounts hashtag to follow the tour.
A column written by Boozman about the upcoming tour is available here. Media are invited to republish the column.