A boy from Georgia has been named an honorary firefighter after helping save his family from a house fire. Noah Woods, 5, recently rescued his little sister and the family’s dog from a fire that ravaged their home, Bartow County Fire Department announced on Facebook on Tuesday.
The young boy was sleeping in the room he shared with his 2-year-old sister when he woke up to smoke and flame, according to the firefighters.
Noah quickly jumped out of bed and grabbed her sister, leaving the house by the only exit available to her – an open window, authorities said.
The child then ran to the side to get help from his uncle, the store reported. Together, they helped alert the rest of the Woods family and save them from the fire.
According to the Bartow County Fire Department, Noah and four other family members were treated for minor burns and smoke inhalation. In all, he is credited with having saved the other seven members of his family.
Noah will be recognized for his bravery on Friday when he is appointed an honorary fireman for Bartow County and will receive a life-saving award, officials said.
Noah’s grandfather, David Woods, wrote on a GoFundMe page that the fire had been started by electrical equipment in the children’s room. The family now hopes to raise funds to cover the loss of their property. “We praise God for our safety.
Unfortunately, our home was a total loss. Because of a recent failure in our home insurance, it made matters worse, ”wrote the grandfather during a GoFundMe campaign.
“We are planning to rebuild and we will probably have to stay in a motel for a while and probably rent a small house while we work to earn funding and build.” So far, Noah’s family has raised $ 6,965 on their goal of $ 75,000.