2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
February 4, 2020 - Introduced by Representative Vos, cosponsored by Senator
Wanggaard. Referred to Committee on Rules.
AJR128,1,1 1Relating to: recognition of the outstanding service of the Burlington Rescue Squad.
AJR128,1,42 Whereas, the Burlington Rescue Squad recently concluded its 73 year watch
3over its citizens, having set an exemplary standard of volunteerism for local
4communities across our state; and
AJR128,1,85 Whereas, with a need for additional first responders in a growing community,
6the Burlington Rescue Squad was founded in 1945. The Burlington Rotary Club
7kindly donated funds, while a volunteer force was formed by countless individuals
8who stepped forward to faithfully and selflessly serve the public; and
AJR128,1,129 Whereas, the members of the Burlington Rescue Squad have provided
10unwavering and courageous service to the people of Burlington in distress no matter
11the time of day or weather conditions, and always operated under the motto “service
12above self”; and
AJR128,2,213 Whereas, these dedicated volunteers gave some 700 hours of time and effort to
14answer up to 1,600 calls each year, giving up time with their loved ones and at their

1professions. No matter how late the hour or how severe the emergency, they were
2always there to provide aid to their fellow neighbor; and
AJR128,2,83 Whereas, the Burlington Rescue Squad has played a vital role in Burlington
4and the surrounding communities year after year, decade after decade. The
5organization most recently received notable recognition from the Burlington Rotary
6Club as the recipient of the 2018 Humanitarian Award. The honorable legacy
7displayed by all of the volunteers since its inception will not be forgotten; now,
8therefore, be it
AJR128,2,14 9Resolved by the assembly, the senate concurring, That the Wisconsin
10Legislature does hereby commend the Burlington Rescue Squad for its 73 years of
11exceptional service throughout the city of Burlington and surrounding areas. We
12thank the members of the Burlington Rescue Squad for their sacrifices, unmatched
13generosity to those in need at the conclusion of the organization's service, and the
14embodiment of true volunteerism that we can all seek to emulate.
AJR128,2,1515 (End)