Utah State Park Ranger Chris Quatrale. AAA Photo
(SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The AAA Rescuer of the Year program recognizes and celebrates local rescuers who have put their lives on the line for someone in urgent need. Every month, based on community submissions, AAA honors a featured rescuer. The January featured rescuer is Utah State Park Ranger Chris Quatrale. “Whether the rescuer is a trained first responder, such as a firefighter or law enforcement officer, or an everyday citizen, the selfless actions of a hero deserve collective recognition and praise,” said Chris Hoglund, Business Manager of AAA Utah’s Foothill and Murray Offices. “AAA employees live and work in the communities that we serve and we value safety as much as our members do. I was thrilled to learn that the January featured rescuer was a hero from Utah!” The AAA Rescuer of the Year Award recognizes local rescuers who have put their lives on the line for someone in urgent need. With the help of the public, AAA hopes to identify and celebrate local heroes. Based on submissions from the public, AAA will honor a new rescuer every month. Each rescuer will have a meaningful donation made in his or her name to the Rescue Today nonprofit of his or her choice.
If you’ve ever been rescued or know of a local rescuer, please take a moment to share that incredible story at AAA.com/rescuer. Each month AAA will choose a featured hero from the nominations. In September 2014, AAA will honor the most deserving rescuers from Northern California, Nevada and Utah at the first annual AAA Rescuer of the Year Awards.To learn about the AAA Rescuer of the Year Awards and featured rescuers visit aaa.com/rescuer.