John Lamparyk, Lakewood, OH

Lakewood, OH, Letter Carrier John Lamparyk

Letter Carrier John Lamparyk was recently delivering mail in a Lakewood, OH, neighborhood when a jogger alerted him to a fire on the front porch of a nearby home.

While 911 was called, Lamparyk rushed to the scene and grabbed a garden hose connected to the house next door.

By the time firefighters arrived, the carrier had extinguished the blaze.

A neighbor who witnessed the incident later contacted the Postal Service and commended Lamparyk for his response to the emergency.

“John has a fantastic reputation with his customers for friendliness and excellence,” said local Customer Services Manager Stephanie Pearson.

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