Greensboro firefighter and EMT Hannah Johnson will be honored for her philanthropy and contributions to the community as part of the annual Salute to Heroes event, put on by the American Red Cross.
Johnson credits her mother, Marsha Chadwick Johnson, for her values. She was an English teacher and one of the first female police officers in Fayetteville's history. "It was exemplified to be from a really young age. My mother was probably the closest to an angel of a human that I've ever met in my life," she says.
She joined the Greensboro Fire Department shortly after her mother passed away and has spent much of that time involved in various charitable projects, including service on the department's peer support and mentorship team, where the focus is on mental health.