Friday, December 10, 2010

"They're like family." Carrier puts out flames in apartment complex

 Cedar Rapids Letter Carrier Angie Martin is a woman of action.
Cedar Rapids Fire Chief Stephen Reid presents
 Letter Carrier Angie Martin with a
certificate for extinguishing a fire on her route.

She was recently honored for extinguishing a fire before it got out of control inside an apartment building last month.

Martin has training as a volunteer firefighter, but never got the chance to help put out a fire before now.

When she was delivering mail to the 20th Street apartment complex, she saw three-foot flames shooting up from a sink inside one of the units. She then grabbed a fire extinugisher and was able to put out the flames before firefighters arrived on the scene.

Why did she do it?

She told the Cedar Rapids Gazette that it was because of her protective nature.

"They are like an extended family," Martin said.

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