James Burkhardt Jr., Oakfield, NY

A city carrier assistant training with Letter Carrier James Burkhardt Jr. in Oakfield, NY, recently got a lesson in heroism along with guidance on delivering mail. When the assistant saw smoke coming from a home, Burkhardt immediately called 911 and grabbed a fire extinguisher from his vehicle. Burkhardt, a volunteer firefighter, kept the flames at bay until emergency responders arrived and took over.

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