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Buttenschon helps bring Latino clergy, EMS leaders together

Posted 6/29/22

Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, hosted a meeting between a group of chaplains who minister to primarily Latino congregations and representatives of the emergency services …

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Buttenschon helps bring Latino clergy, EMS leaders together

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UTICA — Assemblywoman Marianne Buttenschon, D-119, Marcy, hosted a meeting between a group of chaplains who minister to primarily Latino congregations and representatives of the emergency services departments in Utica.

“As a public safety leader, I know firsthand how important clear communication is between emergency services departments and the communities they serve,” said Buttenschon. “I was happy to bring faith leaders together with our emergency service providers to help community members connect with vital services, and I’ll continue fighting to ensure our families have access to the resources they need.” 

The meeting, held Monday at the assemblywoman’s office, 207 Genesee St., sought to help remedy the language barrier between these departments and the city’s Latino community.

To ensure members of the Latino community are able to access critical emergency services, the chaplains intend to provide translation and interpretation services to facilitate communication between these communities and service providers, Buttenschon’s announcement added.

Every second counts during an emergency, and it’s critical to ensure linguistic barriers don’t delay or hinder lifesaving care, said Buttenschon.

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