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A Hero’s Life spotlights first responders
by Joan Durbin
jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com
June 05, 2013 10:43 AM | 1674 views | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A nonprofit organization dedicated to providing assistance to injured and disabled first responders has created an opportunity to meet some of these public safety officials and hear their stories.

The first-ever A Hero’s Life event is scheduled for June 13, 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Area 51, 5100 Commerce Parkway in Roswell.

“This event was created to help inspire the younger generation as well as be very informative to the current and older generations,” said Jason Muenzer, founder of the NobleHeroes Foundation that is sponsoring the event.

“This is a great opportunity for people to bring their families and meet these heroes that put their lives on the line to help others. Come hear some of their life saving stories and have a chance to see the equipment that they use and operate to help perform their duties.”

A Hero’s Life will feature the “Heroes Behind The Badge” documentary, an introduction to some of the fallen heroes and living legends who put their lives on the line and survived, or made the ultimate sacrifice.

“It will change the way you look at public safety forever,” Muenzer said.

Many of today’s public safety vehicles will be at the event and there will be chances to meet public safety officials of different backgrounds and hear some of their personal life-saving stories and traumatic events.

A family putt-putt golf tournament is planned as well as door prizes, a silent auction, moonwalk, inflatable slide and more family activities.

Muenzer said Emory Healthcare has committed to landing one of its helicopters at the event, Georgia Bureau of Investigations is having its bomb squad present with a bomb robot for display and the city of Roswell will have its fire safety house on site.

Public safety agencies attending the event include Dunwoody Police Department, Norcross Police Department, Johns Creek Police Department, Roswell Fire Department, Alpharetta and Roswell SWAT and Rural Metro Medical Services.

“This event is a great opportunity to simply say ‘thank you,’” Muenzer said.

Money raised will enable NobleHeroes Foundation to continue its mission.

Additionally, some funds from this event will be going to the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund.

Admission to “The Heroes Behind The Badge documentary video showing will be $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 16 if pre-registered online, or $12 and $7 on the day of the event.

For more information, go to www.NobleHeroes.org or www.Facebook.com/NobleHeroes.
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