Jason Huffmaster, Fayetteville, AR

Fayetteville, AR, Mail Handler Assistant Jason Huffmaster

Mail Handler Assistant Jason Huffmaster was at home in Fayetteville, AR, recently when his neighbors ran outside seeking medical help for their 11-month-old baby.

The infant was in respiratory arrest due to dry drowning — a delayed response to inhaling water that can strike children long after bathing or swimming.

He performed CPR on the baby until paramedics arrived.

One paramedic hailed Huffmaster as an “absolute hero” who was an “integral part of saving the child’s life.”

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