Nominate Your Hero

Ordinary People, Extra Ordinary Acts

Help the Red Cross recognize ordinary people for their service and bravery in making our Alaska communities a safer and better place to live and work.

Share their story with us and join us in honoring their heroism or exemplary service. They are your neighbors, friends, colleagues…
Your hero can be anybody who:
  • Lives in Alaska;
  • Has performed a heroic act from January 1st, 2016 till December 31st , 2016
  • Will be available for interview early 2017 and will be willing to accept the award end of April 2017 (Red Cross of Alaska will cover the travel costs for the hero only).
While you are filling in the form below please consider why your nominee is a hero? For example, her work saves lives of Alaska youth every day preventing suicides. Or maybe your hero is a pilot who answered the distress call and landed the plane in extreme conditions and thus saved someone’s life. Give us examples of his/her deeds to ensure your nomination wins the award.

2017 Real Heroes Breakfast will present the following awards:
ADULT GOOD SAMARITAN: An ordinary citizen who stood up in an extraordinary situation & used his/her skills to save the life of another or has been continuously contributing to the community through organizing charity events / safety outreach, etc.

YOUTH GOOD SAMARITAN: An individual younger than 18 years who has saved the life of another or has been exemplary to his/her community making Alaska a safer and better place to live and work.   

WORKPLACE/SLOPE SAFETY: A business owner, manager or employee who puts safety first through proactive actions and continuous training of employees ensuring incident-free operation including North Slope sites.  

TRANSPORTATION SAFETY: An ordinary citizen or organization that implemented new safer practices in any transportation-related area which resulted in less incidents, including aviation, trains, vehicles, boats and other means of transport.

WILDERNESS RESCUE: An ordinary citizen or organization located in rural Alaska that either saved the life of another anywhere in Alaska further than 1 mile away from any settlement or has been continuously contributing to smaller communities ensuring their safety

MILITARY/LAW ENFORCEMENT RESCUE: A member of the Armed Forces or law enforcement (active or retired) whose professionalism and actions resulted in saving the life of another under extreme conditions (and beyond their standard job description)"

FIRE RESCUE: A firefighter, volunteer or civilian whose professionalism and actions resulted in saving lives or minimizing the damage from residential or wild fire

MARINE RESCUE: A first responder or civilian who rescued a person from a life-threatening situation in a marine environment

MEDICAL RESCUE: A first responder or ordinary citizen who rescued a person from a life-threatening medical condition or an organization that was instrumental in saving somebody’s life in case of medical emergency

ALASKA SAFETY: An ordinary citizen or organization that implemented new or safer practices to improve the search and rescue process and/or technology. Also implements the process/technology through recruitment, fundraising, and raising overall awareness


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