Up in smoke

Carrier Technician Joshua Cirrito was recently delivering mail in a Williamsville, NY, neighborhood when he spotted smoke and flames billowing from a residence.

Cirrito rushed to the front door, banged on it and rang the bell until the homeowners — an older couple — answered, unaware they were in danger.

At a safe distance from the home, the Postal Service employee helped the customers call the fire department and comforted them until responders arrived to battle the blaze, caused by a faulty attic fan that had ignited the roof.

“Fire department officials reported that Josh’s heroism and quick actions saved the entire home from a loss and potentially saved lives,” said local Customer Services Manager Robert Sinnott.

“This proves once again that the Postal Service is a vital part of every neighborhood in ways that extend beyond mail service.”

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