MIAMI (December 19, 2018) – Today, the Greater Miami & The Keys Chapter of the American Red Cross honored Marcelo Polanco for using Red Cross training skills to save a life.
On July 15, 2018, Polanco called on his American Red Cross training in First Aid/CPR/AED to help sustain the life of a gentleman who lost consciousness at the Miami Pen Show in Miami, Fla.
For this heroic and lifesaving action, Polanco received the Red Cross Certificate of Merit at the Chapter’s Board of Directors Meeting hosted at the Pullman Miami Airport Hotel in Miami, Fla.
The Certificate of Merit is the highest award given by the Red Cross to individuals who save or sustain a life using skills learned in a Red Cross Training Services course.
“We’re extremely proud to present a Certificate of Merit to Marcelo Polanco,” said Joanne Nowlin, chief executive officer for the South Florida Region. His actions exemplify our mission to help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies.”
Polanco is a Red Cross Training Services Instructor who provides First Aid/CPR/AED courses as well as Babysitting & Childcare, and Instructor Training.
Red Cross training gives people the knowledge and skills to act in an emergency and save a life. A variety of online, blended (online and in-person skills session) and classroom courses are available at redcross.org/takeaclass.
If you or someone you know has used skills and knowledge learned in an American Red Cross Training Services course to help save or sustain the life of another individual, visit LifesavingAwards.org to nominate, recognize, or be inspired.
About the American Red Cross:
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org/southflorida or visit us on Twitter at @SFLRedCross.