This summer the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission will be celebrating the awarding of its 10,000th Carnegie Medal.
Although the details of the 10,000th Carnegie Medal recipient will surely be remarkable, this hero will also represent the 9,999 awards that have come before them.
These men and women — regardless of race, age, geography, or socioeconomic ... Read More
The March 2018 edition of imPULSE, the Commission’s quarterly newsletter, can be read online. This issue includes resumes of the latest awardees’ heroic acts, as well as a updates on the goings on of the Commission including its yearly review of awardees, grants, outreach, actions both abroad and at home during 2017; the hiring of a new ... Read More
By Brian Fitzpatrick
For Regina, Sask., men Andy Hilderman, Mark Barnard, and Mike Landry, a quiet beer in a city tavern is a world removed from the chaotic scene where they first met Julie Slade.
It was July 23, 2007 when the men — all just 21 years old at the time — rescued the Milton, Ont., woman from her burning, overturned v ... Read More
Carnegie Hero Fund Commission president Eric P. Zahren traveled to Ottawa, Ont., to present the Carnegie Medal to the family of Michael Lumahang and Jesse T. Haw at a Nov. 9 ceremony held at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General.
Michael Lumahang’s posthumous medal was presented to his mother, Aquilina Tremblay. Also pictured are Haw, ... Read More
By the time I was hired to investigate Carnegie Medal nominees, I’d been writing about them for more than 17 years.
That stretch of Carnegie Hero reporting began shortly after I was hired in 2000 by the Associated Press, after spending the previous 12 years reporting for newspapers.
“What’s a Carnegie Hero?” I recall asking the first time the stor ... Read More