For some people, their jobs are more than just vocations.

Our veterans and first responders go above and beyond to keep us safe. They walk into situations most people run away from, whether it is at war, catching bad guys, fighting fires, helping people in car crashes or other types of accidents, and, in general, just making our communities safer. They do their jobs in blazing heat, in the middle of ice and snowstorms, and in the middle of the night. They work on holidays and all weekend long.

And we want to honor those people.

Each month, we will select and highlight one veteran or first responder from Maine, Massachusetts, or New Hampshire to recognize them as our Hometown Hero of the Month.

So, nominate first responders (i.e. police, firefighters, paramedics, etc.) and military veterans that you want recognized in the form below so we can acknowledge their hard work and dedication.

If they are selected, the Hometown Hero of the Month will also win a $100 gift card to Amazon and a $50 gift card to Aroma Joe's.

Because every hero may not want public recognition, nominators must secure the permission of the person they are nominating.

Submissions will be accepted April 1, 2019 to October 31, 2019.

Full contest rules available here.

Here is the list of monthly Hometown Heroes. Click on the link to find out more about them.

April 2019's Hometown Hero - Asa Johnson

May 2019's Hometown Hero - Tiffany Pearce

June 2019's Hometown Hero - Chris McLaughlin

July 2019's Hometown Hero - Jill Tsiplakis

August 2019's Hometown Hero - Anthony Barton

September 2019's Hometown Hero - Jason Russell

October 2019's Hometown Hero - Christina Mattiace Burchill