Elizabeth Peterson, Lawrence, NY

Lawrence, NY, Letter Carrier Elizabeth Peterson was delivering mail at a house when she saw smoke billowing out of the mail slot and chimney. No one was home, so Peterson called 911. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze. They credited Peterson’s actions with saving the house, which sustained significant damage.

Employees featured in “Heroes’ Corner” also receive letters of commendation through the Postmaster General Heroes’ Program. The nomination form is available on Blue.