Local Heroes Honored At Red Cross Breakfast

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Local heroes were recently honored by the Red Cross! The Real Heroes Breakfast recognized both first responders and ordinary citizens who stepped up in life threatening situations. They include 3 Good Samaritans who rescued a man from an overturned vehicle in the Oswego River, a kid who gave the Heimlich Maneuver to an elderly women who was choking, and a school bus driver who safely evacuated kids from the bus that was rapidly filling with smoke. Congrats to all! Read more here: Syracuse.com

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