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#Hero of the Year Presented by Weather Channel

The Shorty Award for #LifeSavingHero

The social web has allowed real, life-saving heroes, who may have otherwise gone unnoticed to become recognized for the life-saving work they're doing. Twitter and social media help give an inside look at how heroes handle the dangerous conditions and situations they face on a daily basis.

The #LifeSavingHero Shorty Award, presented in partnership with The Weather Channel's Coast Guard Alaska, a show about an elite team that risks their lives in search and rescue missions in harsh weather conditions, will be awarded to a real life hero using Twitter and the social web to save lives. Coast Guard members, firefighters, police officers, or anyone else who’s helped to save a life using social media are eligible. If a celebrity is clearly using social media to actively save lives through supporting a major cause they will be eligible. They must have an indication of this in their bio, tweets and the nominations they receive.

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Life-Saving Hero Shorty Award Leaders

1st

Gidi Traffic

Gidi Traffic

GIDI_TRAFFIC Was Created To Ease Stress By Providing On-The-Go Traffic Updates And Information As Regards Various Inquiries.Lending Each Other An Eye
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2nd

Sophia Bush

Sophia Bush

Activist. Storyteller. Fan of unscheduled dance breaks. And hashtags. Oh, I've only got one facebook page: www.facebook.com/sophiabushontheweb
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3rd

ABroaderView

ABroaderView

US Non Profit Charity Organization located in 22 Countries with 195 Social & Conservation Programs. Outreach to Orphans/Woman Communities/Conservation Areas
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4th

Scott Mills

Scott Mills

Youth-BMX Bikes-Positive Approach to Graffiti | Toronto #SM Cop | Crime Stoppers @CSIWorld Emergency call 911 Non-Emerg 416-808-2222 Account not monitored 24/7
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5th

Humanity Road

Humanity Road

Driven by Need, Led by Experience, Powered by Volunteers. USA based Public Charity - Internet Based Disaster Response
View nominations for Humanity Road

6th

FDNY

FDNY

The FDNY protects the lives and property of New York City residents and visitors.
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7th

Ron Garan

Ron Garan

NASA Astronaut, NEEMO 9, STS-124, Expedition 27/28
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8th

Daniel Razon

Daniel Razon

So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all men, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. (Galatians 6:10, RSV)
View nominations for Daniel Razon

9th

Douglas H. Wheelock

Douglas H. Wheelock

Test Pilot; NASA Astronaut: STS-120 & ISS-25; Space Station Commander; Living a life of faith inspired by quiet moments...
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9th
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Mountain Rescue Assn

Mountain Rescue Assn

The Mountain Rescue Association is an organization of teams dedicated to saving lives through rescue and mountain safety education.
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10th

Gisli Olafsson

Gisli Olafsson

Emergency Response Director - NetHope. Former ICE-SAR Team Leader. UNDAC Member. Want to change how we manage Crisis Information.
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Gabrielle Giffords

Gabrielle Giffords

Serving Arizona's 8th District in the United States Congress.
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13th

Chris Rene

Chris Rene

New Single Trouble on iTunes Now I LOVE My FANS You are the Reason I do this...I am a Father/Recovering Alcoholic/Singer Song Writer...LOVE LIFE SOULJA
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13th
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mehru&lottie. ✞

mehru&lottie. ✞

in remission from leukaemia. if we could only have this life for one more day, if we could only turn back time. lottie co-owns, but is also my big sis! ☺
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14th

Melody Hossaini

Melody Hossaini

Official Melody Hossaini account. CEO of @InspirEngage, Award Winning Social Entrepreneur. Candidate on The Apprentice 2011. Email: info@inspirengage.com
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14th
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Kyle Trimble

Kyle Trimble

United States Combat Infantry Veteran and Beer lover extraordinaire
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15th

Wep.

Wep.

AF04.FICTION²º¹³. ASCO #1.SuperJunior. GloryGloryManUnited! HalaMadrid!
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15th
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Devon Air Ambulance

Devon Air Ambulance

Charity raising funds to keep Devon's 2 Air Ambulances flying. Tweets by SB: Sarah Burden HH: Heléna Holt TO: Tracy Owen #DAATlottery
View nominations for Devon Air Ambulance