On Thursday October 22, 2020, Jesse Cook and Sage Mutter were honored for their part in the rescue at a house fire last August in Washington Township. They received the Spirit of Courage Award, sponsored by Burn Prevention Network, Valley Preferred, and the Regional Burn Center at the Lehigh Valley Hospital in a ceremony live streamed for all to see.
Watch it at BurnPrevention.org
CONGRATULATIONS to Jesse and Sage, and all the volunteer firefighters of Eastern Berks Fire Department — truly unpaid professionals!
Burn Prevention Network, Valley Preferred, and the Regional Burn Center at the Lehigh Valley Hospital launched the Spirit of Courage Award Program in 2005 to honor everyday heroes.
The Spirit of Courage Awards Ceremony honors local heroes who have risked their lives to try to save others from burn injury or death – as well as a burn survivor who has gone on to help others in the burn community – traditionally has attracted nearly 1,000 firefighters, EMTs, police officers, and business people from the Lehigh Valley and across the state of Pennsylvania. This year, in accordance with local and state governance, we have transitioned the award ceremony to be online.
Proceeds from the event support Burn Prevention Network’s Camp Susquehanna, other burn survivor support programs, and LVHN’s Regional Burn Center.
Join us as we celebrate the 15th annual Spirit of Courage awards, streamed directly to your home on WFMZ.com. This year’s award ceremony will feature:
- Brief welcome by Brian Leader, Vice President for Orthopedics, Neurosciences, and the Institute for Surgical Excellence, Lehigh Valley Health Network
- Presentation of colors, national anthem, and retirement of colors
- Video narratives of Spirit of Courage awards and the Phoenix Award, including interviews with recipients, similar to previous years
- A new award to recognize essential workers in which the attendees will vote for the winner during the event
- Congratulatory messages to award recipients from sponsors, colleagues, friends, family, and nominators
- Recognition of first responders involved with Heather Glen Senior Living fire in Allentown
- Sponsor recognition via on-screen acknowledgment, congratulatory messages, recognition on the Burn Prevention Network website, and virtual program book
- A chance to donate to help us “Give Burns the Boot”
- The event video will be available on the Burn Prevention Network post-event