Do You Have A Hero?

City-wide contest to recognize everyday heroes

This year during National Emergency Preparedness Month (September), the Municipality Of Anchorage’s Office of Emergency Management, Public Libraries, and the North America Outdoor Institute will recognize and honor the community’s everyday heroes.

Traditionally, heroism is attributed to first responder and military heroes. But the extraordinary efforts of citizen rescuers who helped save the lives of four plane crash victims on June 1 are a stirring reminder that our community also has everyday heroes – regular people who see an emergency and take action.

Beginning Aug. 1, citizens can nominate Anchorage residents who have acted as heroes during an emergency, or residents who have made exceptional efforts to prepare the community for emergencies through volunteerism and/or advocacy.

A committee of emergency response and preparedness personnel will select community heroes to be recognized and receive awards at the annual Safe & Sound Emergency Preparedness Fair on Sept. 11 at the Loussac Public Library at 3600 Denali Street.

Who’s Your Hero? will accept nominations Aug. 1-22 online, or by fax or mail. Contest rules and additional information are found online at www.muni.org/oem. Nomination forms will be available Aug. 1.

Dawn Brantley

Public Information Officer and Community Preparedness Coordinator

Office of Emergency Management

Municipality of Anchorage

O) 343-1407

C) 301-1257