Some days I can’t pull myself out of bed, but a five-year-old Georgia boy managed to pull his sister and dog out of their burning house as well as going to get help to rescue the rest of his family.
According to firefighters, the fire started in Noah Woods’ sister’s bedroom: “The only way out was through a window. So, Noah quickly got to the window, he was able to get his 2-year-old sister out, got his dog out, got himself out.”
Noah then went to get his uncle next door, who helped alert the other sleeping family members in the burning house. The Bartow County Fire Department arrived and firefighters were amazed at the scene they encountered. On their Facebook page, the department made sure to recognize Noah’s heroic actions.
Our hero! 5 year old Noah Woods recently woke up to find his bedroom on fire. The only available exit was a window. He...Posted by Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services on Tuesday, February 11, 2020
“Our hero! 5 year old Noah Woods recently woke up to find his bedroom on fire. The only available exit was a window. He got himself, his 2 year old sister, and dog out of the window to escape the fire and woke his uncle up next door to alert the rest of the family,” they wrote. “Noah and 4 other family members were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. Noah is credited for saving himself and 7 other family members.”
At a press conference honoring Noah, the fire department also took time to talk about their fire education program in local schools. Then, they presented Noah with a badge and helmet.
Posted by Bartow County Fire & Emergency Services on Friday, February 14, 2020
“Noah’s brave actions saved the lives of the family that day, so we want to recognize him today,” Bartow County Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison said. “When we train these firefighters, we oftentimes work our whole career without doing a truly life-saving intervention like Noah did. What Noah had done is what we strive our whole career to possibly have the opportunity to [do], make an intervention to save a life during a house fire.”
“This kid right here is so warm-hearted,” his cousin said at the press conference. “I’m honored, I’m privileged just to be part of this family and recognize Noah today. I’ve heard heroes come in all shapes in sizes. He showed me this week, age is a part of it too. Knowing a 5-year-old can go out and save his whole family is an eye-opener to me.”