Postal Service employees in Pennsylvania and California recently responded to emergencies they encountered while delivering mail.
Carbondale, PA, Letter Carrier Nicholas Lewis heard a customer calling out for help, and he soon discovered that the man had fallen and hit his head on a portable heater.
Lewis called 911 for the customer, who was bleeding, and comforted him until emergency responders arrived.
In Sacramento, CA, Letter Carrier Robert Sweeney spotted a house fire that threatened the lives of several pets trapped inside.
Sweeney battled the blaze with a garden hose while two residents attempted to rescue the animals.
Firefighters eventually saved four birds and two cats. A snake, a lizard and another cat were unaccounted for.
Sweeney was previously recognized for heroic acts in 2008 and 2010.