More than 350 people turned out Thursday morning to honor everyday heroes in Berks County.

Several awards were handed out at the 8th annual American Red Cross Heroes Recognition Event.

Emergency service workers, military members and neighbors were honored for stepping up to make the community better.

"The common thread, really, between all of them is that they don't see themselves as heroes. They see this either just as their job or something everybody should do, but the reality is not everybody does step up and do that," said Adrian Grieve, American Red Cross.

Brigadier Gen. John Gronski, deputy adjutant general for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, served as the keynote speaker, offering examples of heroes he's come across during his career, which has included commanding teams of soldiers in Iraq and Lithuania.

WFMZ's Karin Mallett emceed the event.

Below, are links to each honored hero's story.

Video: Animal Rescue Hero -- Jynx Pagerly (Dep. Kyle Pagerly's K9 partner)

Video: Fire Safety Hero -- Terry Raffety

Video: Law Enforcement Heroes -- Adam Kosheba, Tpr. Tim Flickinger, U.S. Marshal Brian Hicks and Berks Co. Deputy Sheriff Kyle Pagerly

Video: Medical Heroes -- Dr. Michael Koslow, Danielle Whalen, RN and Mary Ellen Batman

Video: 911 Dispatch Hero -- Tammy Dunsky

Video: Community Impact Hero -- Dr. Mark Putnam

Video: Military Hero -- U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Mark Fidler

Video: Adult Good Samaritan -- Timothy Shaffer

Video: Youth Good Samaritan -- J. Griffin Henry