San Antonio Maintenance Mechanic Xavier Alexander was outside the city’s Main Post Office one day last summer when he grew concerned about a landscaper working there who looked unwell.
Alexander checked on the man, who was feeling faint and experiencing nausea and cramps.
Suspecting heat-related illness, the Postal Service employee immediately led him to a shaded area and alerted the landscaping team leader, who provided water and called 911.
Alexander also located ice and created a compress, which he used to help the man cool down.
Paramedics soon arrived and administered intravenous fluids to rehydrate to the sick landscaper.
He recovered from the incident.
“Xavier’s compassion, situational awareness and quick response potentially prevented a dire situation from happening,” said local Field Maintenance Operations Manager Arthur Sorenson.