2014 Real Heroes Nomination Form

Hero Categories & Award Criteria

An event celebrating selfless acts of courage and humanitarian service by real people in our community.
Youth Hero
This award pays tribute to a person, high school age or younger, who has stepped forward in a time of crisis to help another person, or has worked toward the betterment of our community by taking action to help improve someone’s quality of life, helped someone avoid a crisis, or performed a lifesaving action service as an example for other youth.

Female Good Samaritan Hero
This award is presented to a female who has acted to help another in a time of emergency through their actions. Females nominated in this category may have used lifesaving skills such as CPR, water rescue or first aid to assist someone in crisis, or they reached out to help another person, providing a safe and secure environment to ensure the person’s well-being.

Male Good Samaritan Hero
This award is presented to a male who has acted to help another in a time of emergency through their actions. Males nominated in this category may have used lifesaving skills such as CPR, water rescue or first aid to assist someone in crisis, or they reached out to help another person, providing a safe and secure environment to ensure the person’s well-being.

Law Enforcement Hero
This award recognizes a law enforcement professional who has demonstrated an outstanding level of service to the people of their community. This nominee could be on or off-duty at the time of the incident.

Fire Rescue Hero
This award honors a person who has demonstrated an outstanding level of service to the people of their community. This nominee could be on or off-duty at the time of the incident.

Community Partner Hero
This award is presented to a community group, neighborhood, organization or local company that consistently demonstrates a commitment to making a difference in the community.

Health Care Hero
Nurses, doctors, physician’s assistants and others working in the healthcare field are among those eligible for this award. This award honors a person who has demonstrated an outstanding level of service to the people of their community. This nominee could be on or off-duty at the time of the incident.

Military Hero
This award is presented to a member of the armed forces (active, retired, commissioned or non-commissioned) whose life saving action goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Animal Rescue Hero
This award is presented to an animal handler or animal that has used trained or innate skills to help save lives.

Spirit of the American Red Cross
This hero award is presented for outstanding humanitarian contribution promoting the mission of the Red Cross in our community.

Hero Award Requirements

1. The act of courage or humanitarian service can be ongoing or have occurred any time after January 1, 2013.

2. Nominees must reside, work, or be active in Mariposa, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Tulare and/or Kings Counties.

3. Award winners must be willing to participate in interviews and photographs for media and promotional purposes and must be present to accept the award the night of event.

4. Nomination deadline: January 31, 2014


Please use the form below to nominate your Real Hero. If needed, please use additional sheets, news clips or photographs to describe your nominee’s heroic act.

    Your nomination should include:

  • All of the requested contact information
  • Description explaining why your hero deserves to be recognized
  • Supporting documents such as news articles and photographs
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