RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) –The Trauma Intervention Program of Northern Nevada is taking the time to thank emergency responders who go above and beyond the line of duty every day.
TIP is hosting its third annual Heroes with Heart Gala Thursday.
"I've seen them on scene and I know what they do, they are impressive. You should always respect those folks, because they are going above and beyond the call just suiting up and going out to their job every day," TIP of Northern Nevada Executive Director Gabrielle Totton says.
12 people from police, hospitals, fire, and volunteers have been nominated to receive awards at the Heroes with Heart event. Five of those 12 will walk away with an award for their services.
TIP is a national non-profit volunteer organization that provides assistance to those who are emotionally traumatized in emergency situations receive the assistance they need.
"Most people have never been the victim of a crime or had a traumatic event and they don't know how to deal with it," Captain Patrick Lee with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office says.
TIP of Northern Nevada has 40 volunteers who can be called to duty any hour of the day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.
TIP volunteers of Northern Nevada respond to an average of 20 emergency situations a month.
Register early and bid on silent auction baskets for the Heroes with Heart event being held Thursday, October 17th at 6pm in the Peppermill's Tuscany Ballroom.
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Totton says they see first hand what emergency responders go through and that is why they take the time each year to say "Thank you."