Traverse City, MI, Electronics Technician Timothy Arbenowske recently responded to a structural collapse while working as a volunteer firefighter.
The collapse occurred during a storm. When the road became impassable due to downed trees, Arbenowske continued on foot.
While walking on the road, Arbenowske found a man suffering from a head injury.
He stabilized the man and used a neighbor’s boat to transport him across a lake, where an ambulance crew was waiting.
Distribution Operations Manager William Irvine praised Arbenowske, who is a captain for the fire department.
“Captain Arbenowske’s quick thinking, dedication and valor is a credit to himself and USPS,” Irvine said.