Sixth Grade Boy Saves Choking Classmate and Woman from House Fire in Same Day

Earlier this month, a sixth-grader from Oklahoma performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate. Then, later that evening, he rescued an elderly woman from a burning house.

11-year-old Dayvon Johnson is being honored for his heroic efforts earlier this month, saving two lives in one day. Johnson received three awards last week during the Muskogee School Board meeting. 

On Dec. 9, Johnson performed the Heimlich maneuver on a choking classmate, according to a Facebook post by his Oklahoma school district. Later that same evening, he helped a woman whose house was on fire.

Latricia Dawkins, the principal at Davyon’s school, told the Enid News and Eagle that a student was taking off the cap of their water bottle to fill it up when the cap got stuck in their throat. Davyon noticed the student choking and performed the Heimlich maneuver, which dislodged the cap, saving the student.

“He has always indicated that he wants to be an EMT,” Dawkins told the newspaper. “So he got to put that desire into action and immediately saved that young man.”

Later that evening, Johnson saw a woman’s house on fire, and he helped her off her porch and into her vehicle.

The Muskogee Police Department, Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office and school board recognized Davyon for his actions. The police department presented him with an honorary officer certificate, the sheriff’s department named him an honorary deputy and the school board presented him with the heroism award.

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