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Leena Nikkanen and Jarmo Vahlfors recognized

Leena  Nikkanen

Posti’s early morning delivery team member Leena Nikkanen was chosen as the Finnish Newspapers Association’s early morning delivery person of the year. She works in Somero and her job description also includes sorting for the basic daytime delivery slot.

According to the jury, Nikkanen is a truly unique and exemplary member of the delivery team, particularly as she has never allowed a severe disability to stop her from pursuing her work. Following a childhood accident, Nikkanen’s legs were amputated from the knee down.

Jarmo Vahlfors from the Espoo early-morning delivery team received a special commendation for his exemplary conduct in an emergency. Vahlfors discovered a member of the public suffering from head injuries during his round, called an ambulance and acted in accordance with the dispatcher’s instructions until the paramedics arrived.

The jury commented that Vahlfors’s determination to offer help to an injured person is an excellent example of how important it is for both delivery personnel and employers to ensure that all those providing frontline services have the skills to deal with any unexpected situations they may come across in the course of their work.