Several Postal Service employees responded conscientiously when faced with fires recently while delivering mail.
After Rochester, NY, Letter Carrier David Finch noticed flames coming from a customer’s residence, he saw the homeowner trying to douse the fire. Finch rushed to the scene to assist, and a neighbor later called the local Post Office to praise Finch for pitching in during the emergency.
Rock Island, WA, Rural Carrier Associate Tawnee Agnew called 911 after she witnessed smoke billowing from a residence. Firefighters determined that no one was at home, and local Postmaster Tammie Day later commended Agnew for “quick thinking” that helped prevent the fire from spreading to adjacent properties.
When Magnolia, TX, Rural Carrier Brenda Wren detected a house fire shortly before Christmas, she called 911 and alerted the homeowner. Wren also made sure all the residents and animals were accounted for, safely retrieved gifts from under the Christmas tree and used a garden hose to contain the flames until firefighters arrived.