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Passed Senate without amendment (12/10/2001)

Expresses sorrow for the deaths and injuries suffered by first responders who participated in evacuating and rescuing the innocent people after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, and sympathy to their families and loved ones. Honors and commends such first responders.

Encourages: (1) the President to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to pay respect to the first responder community for their service in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks and their continuing efforts to save lives; and (2) all levels of government to continue to work together to effectively coordinate emergency preparedness by providing the infrastructure, funding, and interagency communication and cooperation necessary to ensure that if an attack occurs, first responders will be as prepared as possible to respond effectively.