Kermit Arroyo, Anchorage, AK

Anchorage, AK, Letter Carrier Kermit Arroyo

Anchorage, AK, Letter Carrier Kermit Arroyo was delivering mail earlier this year when he saw flames shooting from a home’s garage.

Arroyo banged on the front door until homeowner Chris Erpelding, who had been asleep, answered.

“Thank God he showed up, because I don’t know if I would’ve made it out had he not,” Erpelding told TV station KTUU.

Arroyo called 911 while a neighbor lent Erpelding a coat and took in his cat. Firefighters arrived and extinguished the blaze, which was contained to the garage.

“Kermit is a true hero. His actions saved a customer’s life,” said Alaska District Manager Ron Haberman.

Arroyo dismissed the suggestion he’s heroic.

“I just reacted. It was all in a day’s work,” he said.

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