PITTSBURGH, PA., May 23, 2016—Eric P. Zahren, retiring Special Agent in Charge of the Pittsburgh Field Office of the U.S. Secret Service, has been elected Executive Director of the CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION, Andrew Carnegie’s Pittsburgh-based foundation that recognizes civilian heroism throughout the United States and Canada. Already on the Com ... Read More
Carnegie Medal volunteer presenter John P. Williams presented two Carnegie Medals Tuesday at a ceremony held at the Maquoketa (Iowa) Volunteer Fire Department. Williams is also a Carnegie Hero, receiving the medal for a 2011 water rescue.
Matthew L. Tranel and Cory Alan Simonson, both of Maquoketa, were named Carnegie Heroes in December for a resc ... Read More
The June 2016 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 the announcement of the Commission’s new executive director, Eric P. Zahren, and his thoughts about the organization and its mission. Also included are the Commis ... Read More
CARNEGIE MEDALS AWARDED TO 23 CIVILIANS FOR ACTS OF EXTRAORDINARY HEROISM
PITTSBURGH, PA, June 30, 2016—In its second announcement of 2016, the CARNEGIE HERO FUND COMMISSION today awarded 23 Carnegie Medals in recognition of outstanding civilian heroism. The medal is given throughout the United States and Canada to those who risk their lives to an ... Read More
Carnegie Hero Donald E. Thompson and his family visited the Pittsburgh offices of the Carnegie Hero Fund Commission on Monday, June 13, 2016.
Mr. Thompson, a Los Angeles police officer, was awarded the Carnegie Medal in 2014 after enacting a burning vehicle rescue while he was off duty.
After a Christmas Day accident on a Los Angeles interstate hig ... Read More