Highlighting volunteers who make a difference in their communities in many ways, with the hope of inspiring others to volunteer, and be a hero.
How to Save a Choking Baby's Life
High School student Alexis Starnes is the winner of a Certificate of Merit, the highest honor bestowed by the American Red Cross on someone who used their Red Cross training to save or sustain a life. On this episode, Alexis is joined by Erin Hosek, the Red Cross instructor who taught Alexis the lifesaving skills she used to help save the life of an infant. Hosted by Jim McIntyre, Regional Communications Director, American Red Cross of Northern Ohio.
2022 Acts of Courage Award Winners - Northwest Ohio
The winners of the 2022 Acts of Courage Awards hosted by the American Red Cross of Northwest Ohio describe the events that made them award winners.
Sound the Alarm - Roots in Cleveland
Mike Thome, Division Vice President of the American Red Cross Central Atlantic Division and Emily Fortman, Division Disaster Executive discuss Sound the Alarm, the nationwide effort to install 50,000 smoke alarms across the country this spring, and how the program is modeled in part after a smoke alarm program begun in Cleveland in 1992. Mike and Emily also discuss volunteering to help with upcoming disasters and maintaining an adequate blood supply for the nation's hospitals. Hosted by Jim McIntyre, Regional Communications Director, Red Cross of Northern Ohio.
Acts of Courage Award Winners LaDonya Williams, John Doyle, Lenny Kunka and Kyle Auckland
The final three winners of the 2022 Acts of Courage Awards, hosted by the American Red Cross of Greater Akron and the Mahoning Valley tell their stories of heroism.
Acts of Courage Award Winner Anthony Hermann
Barberton Middle School assistant principal Anthony Hermann explains how his training helped him save a choking student in the school cafeteria.
Acts of Courage Award Winner Tim Haas
Tim Haas, the assistant chief of the Brunswick Hills Fire Department and full-time firefighter and EMT with the Shaker Heights Fire Department was on vacation with his family in Mexico when he needed his knowledge of pediatric CPR to save a child's life.