Greater Bangor Real Heroes

  • Greater Bangor Maine Red Cross Real Heroes

The American Red Cross of Northern and Eastern Maine honored residents from the greater Bangor area at the Real Heroes breakfast on Thursday, March 10th, at Jeff’s Catering and Convention Center in Brewer. When faced with a challenge, everyday people often respond by doing extraordinary things to help others.

The 2016 Greater Bangor Real Heroes recipients were:

Red Cross Hero Chief Thomas Higgins

Chief Thomas Higgins, Bangor Fire Department, Disaster Heroes' Award

The Red Cross recognized the Bangor Fire Department for their 200 years of service to the City of Bangor and their partnership with the American Red Cross.

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Red Cross Hero Walt Cupples

Walt Cupples, Real Heroes Blood Services Award

Walt, an employee of the L.L. Bean facility in Bangor, has been organizing the company’s blood drives since 2007 and has helped the Red Cross to collect more than 650 pints of blood.

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Red Cross Hero Carolyn Broulliard

Carolyn Broulliard, Real Heroes Community Engagement Award

Carolyn played a critical role in the coordination of the community’s para-medicine program for Town of Castine.

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Red Cross Heroes Medal

Chief Ralph Cammack, Brewer Fire Department, Disaster Heroes’ Award

The Red Cross recognized the Brewer Fire Department for their support of the Red Cross Home Fire Preparedness Campaign.

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Red Cross Hero David Morrell

David Morrell, Volunteer Hero Award

David is a 46-year Red Cross Volunteer. He is the Greenville School principal/superintendent, a disaster volunteer and a critical Red Cross partner in Piscataquis County.

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Maine Red Cross Hero Col. John R Thomas

Col. John R. Thomas, Services to the Armed Forces Real Heroes Award

John has been a volunteer with the Red Cross for many years and he has served in every possible capacity. He currently advises our statewide SAF Committee and supports our Red Cross operations in Bangor as a volunteer.

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Red Cross Heroes Chandler Corriveau & Mike Simmons

Chandler Corriveau & Mike Simmons, Disaster Heroes’ Award

Chandler Corriveau and Mike Simmons were among many that responded to last July’s deadly fire in Hermon which was tragically cut short the life of 9 year old Wyatt Earl Parker. We have chosen to recognize these two extraordinary men for their life-long commitment to the safety of people in our community though their work with our region’s fire departments.

Chandler Corriveau is an Aroostook County native that works as a career firefighter/paramedic for the Bangor Fire Department as well as a Captain for the Hermon Fire Department.

Michael Simmons is an active member of the Penobscot County Hot Shot Team with the Maine Forest Service. He also works with the Maine Fire Service Institute as a State Fire Instructor. Michael is a fulltime firefighter/EMT for the Hermon Fire Department.

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Red Cross Silent Heroes Award

Red Cross Silent Heroes’ Award

This year the Red Cross would like to recognize the selfless act of a group of strangers who came upon a vehicle fire with two people trapped inside – their quick thinking and willingness to help saved the lives of those inside. While we won’t identify these silent heroes among us today, we are no less grateful to them for their humanity and service to those in need.

To receive this award in honor of our community’s Silent Heroes was Scott Kane, Hancock County Sheriff and Bob Conary, Fire Chief of Orland.

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