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      National Recognition for Cayuga County lifesaver

      The 'official' photo as furnace repairman Carl Harvey is honored. From left: officials Raymond Smith, Jennifer Somers, Bob Adams, Carl and Anna Garcia

      We first told you about him, as a Red Cross Real Hero in December. On Tuesday, furnace repairman Carl Harvey was in Washington, DC to be recognized by a new federal initiative to make homes healthier and greener.

      Carl Harvey works for the Cayuga-Seneca Action Agency, and was at a call in Locke to help a woman who was on oxygen and mysteriously ill. He recognized the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, and found the source, a plugged pipe in a water heater.In Washington, he was recognized as the example of outreach, in the line of duty, that keeps homeowners safer.

      Read the event summary, with links to Carl Harvey's involvement . And here's the link to our original story on his Real Hero efforts , which includes the original video.