5 Letter Carriers Awarded For Rescue of 100
Published: September 10, 2008 | 7229th good news item since 2003
The 2008 “Hero of the Year” Award of the National Association of Letter Carriers was shared by 5 Oakland, California, letter carriers.
Their heroic efforts started with Alan Girard nearing the end of his route October 6, 2007, when he noticed smoke and an orange glow coming from the 2nd floor of an apartment block.
He rushed inside, pulled the fire alarm and started knocking on doors, yelling for people to get out.
4 Colleagues quickly joined him, arriving on the scene “like a cavalry of white postal vehicles”.
Together they led close to 100 senior citizens to safety that day.