Hanson: Postal Worker Honored for Rescuing Elderly Woman from Burning Home

Photo Credit: Hanson Firefighters on Twitter

Photo Credit: Hanson Firefighters on Twitter

The Hanson Board of Selectmen celebrate one postal worker’s duties for “service above and beyond.”

Postwoman Carrie McDermott of Carver explains what she found on her route the day of January 8th:

McDermott followed her intuition and went back for the elderly woman, escorting her safely out of the home while successfully reaching 911.

On Tuesday night, Hanson Selectmen Chair James McGahan presented McDermott with a certificate of honor from the town of Hanson, while also receiving honors from the town’s fire department.

McDermott is happy that she followed her hunch that day:

Carrie McDermott had only been on the job for three months before she rescued the elderly woman from her burning home.


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Mimi Walker is a 2016 graduate from Emerson College, holding a Bachelor of Science degree in journalism. While at Emerson, she was both an avid reporter and an on-air music personality at 88.9 WERS, Emerson’s long-running radio station. She also wrote for several on-campus publications. She covered the 2015 Edward R. Murrow awards in New York City, and had previous internships at 103.3 AMP radio and at Seacrest Studios in Boston Children’s Hospital (as well as with Rob and Lisa on the South Shore Morning News!) Her proudest academic achievement is being a TOMODACHI scholar and contributing to an iBook about American Senator and war hero Daniel Inouye, which led her all across Japan in her many school travels. Thanks to her time in Japan, and a semester abroad in the Netherlands, Mimi has an appetite for stories and all kinds of art across the globe.