Raising the alarm

Rural Carrier Jill Schalberg was making deliveries in Newfane, NY, when she noticed smoke coming out of the detached garage at a customer’s residence.

The Postal Service employee rushed to the home and knocked on the door until someone answered. She alerted them to the fire and called 911.

The garage was deemed a total loss. The siding had melted off the customer’s home and a series of explosions had punctuated the blaze.

Schalberg’s quick action may have prevented additional destruction.

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