Animal Welfare: An animal that has protected a human or another animal in a time of need, or a person who has rescued an animal from a traumatic situation.
Community Partner: A local organization that has administered exceptional safety and preparedness measures to protect staff and prepare for emergencies.
Fire and Rescue: A professional rescuer (firefighter, EMS personnel, etc.) whose lifesaving action went beyond the scope of his or her job to help another in critical need.
Gift of Life: An individual or group that supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross through blood or platelet donations or an individual or group that inspires others to donate blood or platelets.
Good Samaritan: An adult (18+) who used lifesaving skills to save or attempt to save the lives of others or has helped to improve the welfare of their community.
Humanitarian: A person or an organization committed to ongoing humanitarian aid efforts locally, nationally and internationally.
Law Enforcement: A professional law enforcement officer whose lifesaving action went beyond the scope of his or her job to help another in critical need.
Military: A member of the armed forces (active, reserve, retired, commissioned or noncommissioned) whose lifesaving action during active-duty status went beyond the scope of his/her job to help another in critical need or improve the welfare of the military community.
Youth Good Samaritan: A youth (age 17 and under) who has gone to the aid of those in need and/or has helped to improve the welfare of their community.