A Nomination for a Hero Badge comes about when a course of action runs smack into reality. What seemed like a good idea moments before is less so in its execution. This can be an individual failure, the failure of the organization, poor planning or lack of proper training. Generally, it is not because Mr. Murphy of Murphy’s Law fame decided to put in an appearance. Nominees are limited to public safety agencies and its operatives.
It would be unfair to law enforcement, fire and EMS to include politicians because nobody else would ever be nominated. This is an ongoing affair.