Red Cross honoring ‘Real Heroes'

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) - The American Red Cross will honor Central New Yorkers who’ve demonstrated heroism in life-threatening situations Thursday morning at the Oncenter in Syracuse.

The Real Heroes Breakfast will recognize both first responders and ordinary citizens and it will run from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

The 2017 honorees will include:

Adult Good Samaritan
Dan DeGouff, Kip Northrup and Tyler Zinsmeyer
They rescued a man from an overturned vehicle on the Oswego River.

Youth Good Samaritan
John Exner
While eating at a local diner, he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on an elderly women who was choking.

Animal Rescue
Paulene Eggers and dog Braylee
Eggers, of Liverpool, drove Braylee to Tompkins County to help locate a missing dog.

Blood Donor Services
Bikash and Kumari Regmi
They’ve hosted several blood drives in collaboration with the Bhutanese refugee community.

Bobby DeLee
A school bus driver, he safely evacuated passengers as the bus was rapidly filling with smoke.

Fire Rescue
Earlville Volunteer Fire Department and Hamilton Fire Department
First responders from both departments rescued a driver who was trapped inside a vehicle that was dangling over rushing water.

Good Neighbor
Dave Weaver
He ran into a burning home to save a neighbor and her dog.

Law Enforcement
Anibal Pizarro
While off-duty as an Onondaga County corrections officer, he is credited with saving the life of a newborn at a local department store.

Adam McCracken
A Cortland County 911 Dispatcher, he instructed a caller on how to administer CPR on a patient who wasn’t breathing.

Erica Segar-Donadio
A home care nurse, she administered first aid on a patient who was experiencing a significant and unexpected health issue.

Roberto F. Alvarez
A VA employee and U.S. Army Veteran, he is involved in numerous community services to benefit members of the military, veterans and their families.

Workplace Safety
Jeff DeMong, William Ruby and Tom Stone
Accepting on behalf of 11 Employees at James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant who saved the life of a contract worker who had collapsed at the plant.

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