By:  Turner                                            S.R. No. 685
    1-1                           SENATE RESOLUTION
    1-2        WHEREAS, The Senate of the State of Texas is pleased to pay
    1-3  tribute to Babe Aycock of Mart, Texas, who was recently inducted
    1-4  into the Texas Emergency Medical Services Hall of Fame; and
    1-5        WHEREAS, An excellent role model for younger citizens,
    1-6  Babe Aycock is the first volunteer, the first mayor, and the
    1-7  first 79-year-old person to be installed into this eminent
    1-8  organization; and
    1-9        WHEREAS, She joins a group of five other notable emergency
   1-10  medical specialists who are being honored by the Texas Department
   1-11  of Health; and
   1-12        WHEREAS, She started her illustrious career in emergency
   1-13  medicine while she was Mayor of Mart in 1983; at that time she
   1-14  spearheaded a drive that made it possible for the city to assume
   1-15  responsibility for ambulance service and organized a fund-raising
   1-16  drive to purchase the city's ambulance; and
   1-17        WHEREAS, A woman with abundant energy, Babe Aycock was also
   1-18  one of the town's first volunteers to earn her certification as an
   1-19  emergency care attendant; by 1988 she had earned licensure as a
   1-20  paramedic; and
   1-21        WHEREAS, Her leadership is certainly one of the reasons the
   1-22  Mart Emergency Medical Service has become a leader in its field;
   1-23  her unit has been recognized as the nation's leading basic life
    2-1  support service by the National Association of Emergency Medical
    2-2  Technicians; the group has also been selected as the outstanding
    2-3  volunteer Emergency Medical Service by the Texas Department of
    2-4  Health; and
    2-5        WHEREAS, This indomitable woman also works with the "Shots
    2-6  Across Texas" children's immunization program; she has recently
    2-7  used her considerable experience to help the development of a
    2-8  trauma system in the Waco community; and
    2-9        WHEREAS, Babe Aycock also strives to ensure that Emergency
   2-10  Medical Systems groups take part in the Heart of Texas Regional
   2-11  Advisory Council, and she helped develop the council's annual
   2-12  recognition ceremony for this year; and
   2-13        WHEREAS, The former mayor is an indefatigable woman and
   2-14  continues to work a daily shift with the Mart Emergency Medical
   2-15  Service; her boundless commitment and devotion to the welfare
   2-16  of her community, county, and state certainly deserve legislative
   2-17  recognition; now, therefore, be it
   2-18        RESOLVED, That the Senate of the State of Texas,
   2-19  74th Legislature, hereby commend Babe Aycock for her unparalleled
   2-20  service to the citizens of the State of Texas; and, be it further
   2-21        RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution be prepared for her
   2-22  as an expression of the gratitude and high regard of the
   2-23  Texas Senate.
   2-24                               ______________________________________
   2-25                                       President of the Senate
    3-1                                    I hereby certify that the above
    3-2                               Resolution was adopted by the Senate
    3-3                               on April 12, 1995.
    3-4                               ______________________________________
    3-5                                       Secretary of the Senate
    3-6                               ______________________________________
    3-7                                        Member, Texas Senate