LANHAM, Md., Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- McMurdo, Inc., the most trusted name in emergency readiness and response and part of Orolia Group, will host the inaugural Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations (H.E.R.O) Awards ceremony at its Lanham, Maryland headquarters Nov. 15, 2016. Award recipients will be recognized in McMurdo's state-of-the-art Experience Center, which showcases the latest search and rescue (SAR) technology developments and real-time demonstrations of the SAR process.
Co-founded by the International Maritime Rescue Federation (IMRF) and McMurdo, the H.E.R.O Awards honor individuals and teams for their courageous SAR life-saving and recovery missions, as well as innovative technologies to support future missions. The 2016 awards will recognize actions that took place from July 1, 2015, to June 30, 2016.
The ceremony will be simulcast with the IMRF Regional Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal.
In addition to local award recipients in both locations, four major awards will be presented:
- Search and Rescue Innovation and Technology Excellence
- Search and Rescue Individual Excellence
- Search and Rescue Team Excellence (Sponsored by McMurdo)
- The Vladimir Maksimov Outstanding SAR Service Award (Sponsored by Inmarsat)
Earlier today, IMRF announced the short list of award nominees for each category. You can find the news release here.
TOPIC: Honouring Excellence in Rescue Operations (H.E.R.O) Awards Ceremony
WHEN: Nov. 15, 2016, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: McMurdo Search and Rescue Experience Center, 4296 Forbes Blvd., Lanham, Maryland, 20706
WHO: These IMRF and McMurdo executives will provide remarks and be on hand to welcome award recipients and invited guests:
- Jean-Yves Courtois, CEO, McMurdo Group
- Bruce Reid, CEO, IMRF
- Mark Cianciolo, General Manager of Aerospace, Defense and Government Programs, McMurdo Group
Members of the press who would like to attend the event are encouraged to contact Joyce Bosc at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 588-2900.
McMurdo (www.mcmurdogroup.com) is a global leader in emergency readiness and response, with the only end-to-end solutions for search and rescue (SAR) and maritime domain awareness. Fully half of the world's SAR satellite ground infrastructure have been installed by McMurdo, and McMurdo has manufactured 25 percent of the world's 500,000 registered beacons. Hundreds of customers around the world—including NASA, NOAA, the U.S. Coast Guard and others in the aerospace, defense and government sectors—have trusted McMurdo to prevent emergencies, protect assets and save more than 40,000 lives since 1982.
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