(SACRAMENTO) – The Assembly Appropriations Committee advanced several key pieces of legislation by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) today: AB 1719, aims to teach CPR to high school students; and AB 1578, seeks funding to restore Mobile Field Hospitals, needed during major disasters.
Assembly Bill 1719 is a common-sense piece of legislation aligning California with thirty-two other states already creating a generation of lifesavers. The bill is co-sponsored by the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
(SACRAMENTO) – A portion of Interstate 10 in Pomona will now be named after fallen Pomona SWAT Officer Shaun Diamond after the State Assembly gave final approval to a measure in honor of Officer Diamond. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 104, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), will declare I-10 from the SR-57 interchange to the North Towne Avenue exit as the “Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway.”
“Shaun was beloved in the community and by all who knew him,” said Rodriguez. “I am looking forward to seeing the signs on the freeway commemorating his service and sacrifice.”
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez honored a group of heroic Emergency Medical Providers during a special ceremony on the Assembly Floor on Thursday, May 19th.
(SACRAMENTO) In celebration of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Week which takes place this year from May 15th – May 21st, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona) is hosting a free CPR training course in partnership with American Medical Response and Montclair Police Department Saturday. Students will receive hands-on training and certification good for 2 years upon completion.
“The time it takes to learn CPR is nothing compared to the reward a person can feel when they save someone’s life,” said Rodriguez. “Fewer than 3 percent of Americans take a CPR class each year. I want to do my part to increase that number.”
(Sacramento) – As part of a week-long celebration honoring emergency medical responders, Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Chino) introduced Assembly Concurrent Resolution 171. ACR 171 establishes the week of May 15th through May 21st as Emergency Medical Services Week in California and coincides with the 42nd Anniversary of National Emergency Medical Services Week, which began in 1974 to draw attention to the sacrifice, dedication and commitment of emergency medical personnel. “Thirty years ago I became an Emergency Medical Technician because I wanted to help people when they needed it the most,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez. “The men and women I have worked alongside are some of the most dedicated and heroic people I have known.” Here’s more in this Assembly Access video.
(SACRAMENTO)- A week-long celebration honoring emergency medical responders kicked off in Sacramento today. Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Chino), an emergency medical technician for over 30 years, released the following statement:
“Thirty years ago I became an Emergency Medical Technician because I wanted to help people when they needed it the most,” said Rodriguez. “The men and women I have worked alongside are some of the most dedicated and heroic people I have known. Emergency Medical Services Week is an opportunity to say thank you and honor their service, courage and devotion.”
(SACRAMENTO) Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez released the following statement today in response to Governor Brown’s May revisions to the state budget:
“I am pleased to see the Governor acknowledge that we have a persistent homelessness problem and an affordable housing crisis in California. My district, especially the City of Pomona, has been struggling with a homeless epidemic for many years. I am committed to working with my colleagues on the Assembly Budget Committee to craft creative solutions that benefit my community and others like it across the state.
(SACRAMENTO) - Assembly Bill 1680 establishes a misdemeanor against drone operators whose aircraft interferes with or impedes the response time of emergency personnel during disaster situations. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), flew off the Assembly floor today on a 78-0 vote.
“As the popularity of commercialized drones increases, so does the danger they pose during times of emergency,” said Rodriguez. “Interfering with first responders in any way hinders operations and puts the safety of the public at risk. During these critical situations we cannot afford added complications.”
(SACRAMENTO) - A portion of Interstate 10 in Pomona is a step closer to being named after fallen
Pomona SWAT Office Shaun Diamond today after a vote in the Senate Transportation Committee approves
the measure in honor of Officer Diamond. Assembly Concurrent Resolution 104, authored by
Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), will declare I-10 from the SR-57 interchange to the
North Towne Avenue exit as the "Pomona Police Officer Shaun Diamond Memorial Highway."
(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Ponoma) was joined by Debbie Wilson, mother of 17 year old Morgan who died from cardiac arrest, for the Assembly Education Committee’s vote on Assembly Bill 1719, legislation to insure high school students learn CPR before they graduate. Wilson told the Committee her daughter would likely have survived if the other students around her when she collapsed at a tennis camp had known CPR, “I’m here as a Mom. I’m here for Morgan. I’m here to save lives.” “CPR is one of the most important life skills a person can have,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez. “By teaching CPR in high school, we are sending students into the world with essential, life-saving skills.” Under AB 1719, school districts would be required to teach hands-only CPR in any required high school course, such as P.E. or Health. Here’s more from Debbie Wilson and Assemblymember Rodriguez in this Assembly Access video.