Epcot Cast Member Honored with an award for saving 4-Year-Old Child

Epcot Cast Member Honored

Epcot Cast Member Honored by Jeff Vahle President, Walt Disney World Resort and Vice President of Security, Linda Reid, and Vice President of EPCOT, Kartika Rodriguez.  EPCOT Security Cast Member Joe Diaz leaped into a pond, entered a partially flooded car, and kept a trapped four-year-old’s head above water until emergency teams could arrive and free him.

Jeff Vahle posted on his Instagram account honoring Joe Diaz with the story of his heroics from 2020, and photos of the Disney Heroes Award, given to Cast Members who save a life or prevent serious injury.

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Emergency preparedness and safety are highly valued here at Disney, so much so that a special award — the Disney Heroes Award — was introduced to recognize employees who save a life or prevent serious injuries.

The five-year-old program was established to commend heroic acts performed by Disney employees in and outside of the workplace. Any employee from across The Walt Disney Company can submit a nomination on behalf of a colleague who performs a life-saving act, whether it’s clearing the airway of a choking victim or reporting a life-threatening security issue to authorities. Since the program launched, more than 100 Disney Heroes Awards have been awarded to teams and employees around the world — from Tokyo to Germany and in the U.S.

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Check out this amazing story from Jeff Vahle about Epcot Cast Member.

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