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What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards

What Are the H.E.R.O. Awards

The H.E.R.O. Awards was brought into life by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and McMurdo in 2016 to raise awareness and recognition to the hard-working individuals and organisations making maritime Search and Rescue possible.

The H.E.R.O. Awards are meant to:

Raise awareness of the excellent work done by all those involved in the maritime SAR community, with the aim of increasing Government, commercial and public recognition, support and funding;
Reward the selfless efforts and achievements of individuals who make sacrifices to save lives, on the water or in support;
Raise awareness of innovative SAR products, technologies and processes with the aim of spreading ideas for improvement;
Raise awareness of the role and responsibilities of the IMRF with the aim of increasing membership and participation.

H.E.R.O. Awards 2016

H.E.R.O. Awards 2016

The very first H.E.R.O. Awards was held in 2016 in Portugal and in the USA, and has been developed in cooperation with IMRF partner McMurdo, and INMARSAT, to draw attention to the life-saving work done in Search and Rescue (SAR) across the world.

To find out who the winners of the H.E.R.O. Awards 2016 were, read the article: “Search & Rescue 'Heroes' Announced at First IMRF International Awards Event(new window). For videos, photos, H.E.R.O. Stories and more, please visit our “2016(new window) pages.

The Four H.E.R.O. Categories

The Four H.E.R.O. Categories

The H.E.R.O. Awards exist out of 4 categories, on which 4 prices are based. Please click on the links below for more information about each category.

For Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Maritime SAR Operation (new window)
For Outstanding Team, Contribution to a Maritime SAR Operation (new window)
For Innovation and Technology in Maritime Search and Rescue (new window)
For Outstanding Service to Maritime Search and Rescue, ‘The Vladimir Maksimov Award' (new window)

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E-mail: hero@imrf.org.uk


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