Hometown Heroes is a celebration of the spirit of humanitarianism. The event recognizes local people whose heroic acts mirror the daily accomplishments of the American Red Cross.
The Hometown Heroes event brings together community leaders, first responders, emergency and safety personnel, corporate leaders and other individuals who view safety as a priority. Together, they want to acknowledge people in the community who have taken action in a time of crisis to help others.
At the June 16 luncheon, we will tell their stories, talk with those who were saved, and present our heroes with the recognition and awards they deserve.
Award Categories -
YOUTH HERO: Presented to a youth (17 and younger) who applied lifesaving skills to save the life of another.
ANIMAL RESCUE HERO: Presented to a person who saved an animal’s life or to an animal that saved a person’s life.
FIRE SAFETY HERO: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter, or an ordinary citizen involved in a fire-related incident, whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty.
MILITARY HERO: Presented to a member of the Armed Forces (active or retired) whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty.
MEDICAL HERO: Presented to a medical professional whose lifesaving actions went above and beyond the call of duty.
LAW ENFORCEMENT: Presented to a member of law enforcement or a 911 dispatcher, whose lifesaving action went above and beyond the call of duty.
WORKPLACE SAFETY HERO: Presented to an ordinary citizen who saved a life at the office, a construction site, or any other workplace environment.
WATER SAFETY HERO: Presented to an ordinary citizen or professional rescuer for saving a person in a water environment.