Governor to Honor Four with Lifesaving Awards

 This week Governor Terry E. Branstad will honor 4 individuals who selflessly offered service to their fellow citizens in a critical time of need.  All members of the public are invited to attend the Governor’s Lifesaving Awards ceremony at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, August 15, 2014. The names of the individuals to be honored has not been released.

The Governor’s Lifesaving Awards Program was implemented in the 1970’s to recognize Iowans who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save someone’s life or to those that have unselfishly assisted in an emergency situation.

The Governor’s Lifesaving Awards & Outstanding Service Awards Will Be Presented at the Susan Knapp Amphitheater of the Iowa State Fair

There are four types of awards within the Governor’s Lifesaving Award Program:

  • Lifesaving with Valor – Awarded to those individuals who at the risk of their own life, attempted to save that of another individual.
  • Lifesaving – Awarded to those individuals who have attempted to save the life of another individual, but did not put their own life in jeopardy during the rescue.
  • Meritorious – Awarded to those individuals in recognition of courageous and unselfish service rendered during a time of distress.
  • Outstanding – presented to persons who have performed a courageous act in an attempt to save an individual who was in danger of losing his or her life or to individuals who unselfishly rendered service in a time of emergency.