Call For Nominations: International Awards Honoring Flood And Swiftwater Rescue

The Swiftwater Rescue Committee of the National Association for Search and Rescue is seeking nominations for the 2004 Higgins and Langley Memorial Awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Swiftwater Rescue, the highest international honors presented for flood and swiftwater rescue.

The awards recognize outstanding achievement in the field of swiftwater-flood rescue. In addition to individual incidents and acts of heroism, swiftwater-flood rescue team efforts, those who have dedicated years of service to developing and implementing swiftwater-flood rescue training programs, and public safety-media-education efforts, will be considered for nomination.

The awards honor civilian rescuer, Earl Higgins, who lost his life in February of 1980 while attempting to save a child being swept away in the flood-swollen Los Angeles River, and firefighter/paramedic Jeffrey Langley of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, who lost his life in a helicopter accident in March of 1993.

The awards will be presented during the annual conference of the National Association for Search and Rescue, June 2-5, 2004, in Lansdowne, Virginia.


For more information, please contact:

Mr. Paul McMinn, Chairman
Higgins and Langley Awards Committee
c/o South Bend Recreation Dept.
321 E. Walter St.
South Bend, IN 46614
TEL: 219/299-4765

Nancy J. Rigg
Executive Director
Higgins and Langley Memorial and Education Fund

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