We’re proud of one of our employees, who was recently honored for helping to rescue a person involved in a Lancaster vehicle crash last year.

Mike Umble, a journeyman substation electrician who works in the Lancaster region, received the 2016 Spirit of Courage Award during the 11th annual Valley Preferred Spirit of Courage Awards Celebration held at Lehigh Valley Hospital-Muhlenberg on Tuesday, Oct. 4. He also was given a certificate of recognition from the Pennsylvania Senate.

Umble helped pull a man from a vehicle involved in a crash shortly before the car caught fire in Manheim Township on Oct. 5, 2015. Umble was on his way to his first job of the day when he saw a sport utility vehicle on its side with the driver inside and a small amount of smoke coming from the vehicle.

WGAL News reported that the SUV hit two mailboxes and a telephone pole before striking a house and catching fire. The SUV was destroyed and the house partially damaged, but the driver was not hurt, according to the report.

The Spirit of Courage program was started by the Burn Prevention Network in partnership with Valley Preferred and Lehigh Valley Health Network. It recognizes people who go “above and beyond” in doing something heroic to save someone from burn injuries or death.

(Shown in the photo: Mike Umble, right, receives the Spirit of Courage Award from Robert J. Hobaugh Jr., president of the Burn Prevention Network.)