A Georgia young boy has actually been made an honorary firemen after conserving his family from a house fire.
Noah Woods, 5, just recently rescued his little sister and the household pet from a blaze that tore through their home, the Bartow County Fire Department shared on a Facebook post on Tuesday.
The young boy was asleep in the bedroom he shared with his 2-year-old sister when he woke up to smoke and flames, according to fire officials.
Noah quickly jumped out of bed and grabbed his sibling, leaving the home through the only exit readily available to him– an open window, authorities stated.
When his sister was outside, Noah heroically went back to his room to pull his dog to security, CNN reported.
Photo Credit: Bartow County Fire Department
The child then ran next door to get assist from his uncle, the outlet reported. Together, they helped signal the rest of Woods’ family and saved them from the fire.
According to the Bartow County Fire Department, Noah and four other members of his household were dealt with for small burns and smoke inhalation. In all, he is credited for saving the other seven members in his household.
Noah will be recognized for his bravery on Friday, when he will be made an honorary Bartow County firemen and presented with a lifesaving award, authorities stated.
“We have actually seen kids inform their families previously,” Bartow County Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison told CNN. “But for a 5-year-old to be alert sufficient to do this … that’s quite remarkable.”
Noah’s grandfather David Woods composed on a GoFundMe page that the fire was begun by electrical devices in the kids’s bedroom.
The family is now intending to raise funds to cover the loss of their home.
“We applaud God that all of us are safe. Regrettably, our home was a total loss. Due to a current lapse in our home insurance, this has made a tight spot a little worse,” the grandfather wrote on a GoFundMe campaign. “We are planning to reconstruct and will likely need to stay in a motel for some time and likely rent a cottage while we work to earn funding and build.”
Far, Noah’s family has raised $25,942 out of their $75,000 goal.
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