The maturity shown by Noah Wood amazed fire fighters.
“We’ve seen children alert their families before. But for a 5-year-old to be alert enough to do this … that’s pretty extraordinary.”
These are the words of wonder with which Dwayne Jamison, Bartow County Fire Chief, explained to CNN his assessment of Noah Wood.
Noah is a boy from the state of Georgia who woke up early on Sunday, February 9, to find his room burning.
The little 5-year-old was resolute. He took his 2-year-old sister to protect her from the fire and smoke and made her climb out of their shared bedroom window, which faces the street. It was the only safe way to get out, and—luckily—it’s located on the home’s ground floor.
Noah then went back to save the family dog, which was also in the room, and then went quickly to warn his uncle, who lives upstairs in a neighboring house.
Thanks to Noah’s action, all 8 family members (plus the dog) living in the house were safely rescued, and the firemen only had to treat Noah and four other people for minor burns and smoke inhalation.