Safety Leadership

The American Waterways HERO Award

The American Waterways Honor & Excellence in Rescue Operations (HERO) Award documents and recognizes rescues undertaken by AWO member company employees that demonstrate selflessness, skill and bravery.
Qualifying events for the award include, among others: rescuing commercial or recreational mariners; responding to a medical emergency onboard; recovering a person who has fallen overboard; responding to a person in distress while traveling to/from the boat; and other selfless service actions that reflect the safety culture of the American tugboat, towboat and barge industry.
To recognize a person or group for their bravery on the water, fill out this form.

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