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Published on Jul 22, 2009
Today, there is a heightened awareness regarding emergencies - whether it is a community-wide disaster such as an earthquake or terrorist attack, or an individual neighborhood fire, there is a lot of talk about emergency preparedness. The City of Santa Clara, however, has not only talked about this problem, but has also put into action one of the most comprehensive and innovative preparedness programs in the state.
American Red Cross Silicon Valley Chapter's 3rd Annual Real Heroes Breakfast on May 8, 2008 recognized acts of heroism by 9 local residents who were nominated by the public and selected by a group of community leaders because they went above and beyond the call of duty to exhibit a true act of selflessness, and their heroic acts embody the principles and ideals of the Red Cross humanitarian mission.