Dennis Fisher received a special hero award from the Postmaster General during a recognition ceremony at the Hyannis Post Office on Main St.
Fisher was delivering mail when he came across a burning home and alerted the residents that their home was on fire.
Fisher’s act resulted in the residents and their pets safely evacuating the home.
Hyannis Deputy Fire Chief Dean Melanson and Greater Boston District Manager John Powers were among the dignitaries at the ceremony.
In a congratulatory letter, Postmaster General of the United States Patrick R. Donahoe wrote to Fisher:
“I want to commend your selfless display of civic duty. You deserve the highest level of admiration for knocking loudly on the door of a home to notify the residents that their house was on fire. Because of your involvement, all the residents and their pets go out of the house safely. Thank you for being the eyes and ears of your community.”