Brave Hearts: Heroes Among Us recognizes and celebrates the lifesaving achievements of everyday heroes; those who have prevented life-threatening situations from occurring, come to the aid of another or contributed to the safety, security & resiliency of our community. If you know of someone who qualifies in one of the categories described below, and meets the award requirements, please submit an award nomination.
The specific heroic act must have occurred in the past year, from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Nominations are collected year-round, but completed nominations for the current year Brave Hearts event must be submitted by January 6, 2014.
If it is past January 6 and you have a nomination, please call Mallory Markham at 414-345-8645.
The nominee is a person(s) or organization who has used personal knowledge, skills, or research to provide aid to the life of another person. The nominee used lifesaving skills such as CPR, water rescue or first aid to assist someone in crisis, helped another person(s) providing a safe and secure environment to ensure the person’s well-being, or contributed time and talent to the betterment of the American Red Cross lifesaving blood.
The nominee must be either a professional or volunteer serving as a law enforcement official, fire fighter, first responder or in the medical or healthcare field. The nominee exhibited heroism in his or her response to an emergency, on or off-duty, or is involved in an ongoing activity in which a commitment is made to the safety, security and resiliency of the community through acts of courage and unselfishness in response to an identified need.
The nominee is a member or veteran of the Armed Forces: Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, or National Guard who has exhibited heroism in his or her response to an emergency situation, on or off duty.
The nominee is a person(s) who has helped save an animal(s), or has worked toward the prevention of abuse toward animals. The nominee may also be an animal who has saved a life or prevented a serious accident from occurring.
The nominee was 18 years old or younger at the time of the heroic act. The nominee stepped forward in a time of crisis to help another person(s) or worked toward the betterment of our community by taking action and serving as an example to other youth. Nominee exhibits activism towards the American Red Cross and/or demonstrates extraordinary support of one or more programs offered through the American Red Cross such as Disaster Relief, Lifesaving Blood, Health and Safety Training & Education and Service to the Armed Forces. If someone is nominated by a family member, an additional nomination from a person other than a family member is preferred.