The Awards

Heroes and heroines are ordinary people – with one difference: at a decisive moment they spontaneously did the right thing. The Carnegie Rescuers Foundation pays tribute to heroic acts of rescue.

In Switzerland, 8,651 rescuers have been honoured since 1912. The total of granted pensions is amounting to CHF 3,2 millions.


The Life Savers

It takes only a few seconds and it has to do with life and death. “Reporter” tells the story of people, who ignored possible damages and so were able to save a life.


Found a rescuer?

Persons who have exposed themselves to great danger while saving or attempting to save a human life on Swiss territory can be nominated as rescuers to the Carnegie Rescuers Foundation.

Found a rescuer!