Do You Know a Lifesaver? Only a Few Weeks Left to Nominate!

By Lea Braff, Communications Volunteer

An iconic St. Louis Region event, the American Red Cross Lifesaver Awards Breakfast, will take place on March 13, 2014 at the Chase Park Plaza in St. Louis.

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Firefighters from the Metro West Fire Protection District being presented with the 2013 Firefighter Lifesaver Award, sponsored by Ekon Benefits.

This cornerstone celebration honors our local heroes! Nominations are accepted through November 1, so if you know someone from our Bi-State area who’s recently exhibited a brave effort to help a neighbor in a life-threatening situation, why not nominate the special hero? The categories and qualifications for them are:

Disaster Relief: Presented to an individual who exhibited heroic efforts in response to a disaster

Lifesaving Organization: Presented to an organization or company whose generous investment of time or resources helped save lives in a disaster or other emergency.

Firefighter: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter whose actions were above the call of duty.

Water Safety: Presented to an individual who demonstrated heroic efforts in response to an aquatic emergency.

Good Samaritan, Youth: Presented to an outstanding youth who courageously acted to a potentially life-threatening emergency.

Good Samaritan, Adult: Presented to an outstanding adult who courageously responded to a potentially life-threatening emergency.

Blood Services: Presented to a blood or platelet donor who has gone above the call of duty in responding to the need for blood and/or platelets.

Law Enforcement: Presented to a professional police officer or related law-enforcement official who exhibited heroism either in an emergency or through an ongoing response.

Military: Presented to an active, reserve, ROTC or retired member of the Armed Forces, or military supporter, who acted heroically beyond the call of duty.

Healthcare Professional: Presented to a doctor or nurse who exhibited extraordinary response to an emergency or ongoing situation.

If you know someone who’s done something outstanding in these categories, please visit http://www.redcross.org/stl. Search for “Lifesaver” to find the nomination form. Forms may be completely online or sent to the Red Cross by mail at: American Red Cross, 10195 Corporate Square Drive, St. Louis, MO 63132. Or, you could just call 314-516-2789 to find someone who can answer your questions.

Please direct questions concerning nominations to Kelsey Vaughan at 314-516-2789 or kelsey.vaughan@redcross.org. C’mon, let’s spread the word and celebrate our outstanding neighbors!

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