H.E.R.O. Awards 2015-2016 Nominations Are Now Closed
Thank You for Your Nominations
Thank you to everyone who has made nominations of been nominated for the IMRF H.E.R.O Awards.
We have been overwhelmed by the nominations and will now start the shortlisting process.
Final details on the venues for the awards announcements will be announced in the next 2 weeks, but please put the 15 November 2016, which is when the winners will be announced, in your diary. The announcement will be made at the McMurdo Emergency Readiness and Response Experience Center (new window) in Washington, USA, coinciding with an awards evening at the IMRF European SAR Development Meeting (venue and host to be confirmed).
We will keep you posted as we build towards the announcements.
The Purpose of the H.E.R.O. Awards is to:
|•||Raise awareness of the unstinting work of those involved in the SAR community with the aim of increasing Government, Commercial and Agency funding|
|•||Reward the selfless efforts and achievements of individuals who make many sacrifices to save lives|
|•||Raise awareness of search and rescue products, technologies and processes with the aim of spreading ideas for innovation and improvement|
|•||Raise awareness of the role and responsibilities of the IMRF with the aim of increasing membership and participation|
|•||Help SAR organisations gain the recognition they deserve for their work|
The Awards will reward courage, excellence, exceptional performance, support teams and networks as well as those individuals or organisations making a major contribution to SAR.
The H.E.R.O. Awards will therefore equally honour acts of bravery alongside those responsible for innovatory ideas with technical and/or intellectual excellence, which in unison make SAR work safer for the rescuer and the rescued alike.