5-year-old boy in Maine helps local volunteer fire department

  • Source: WABI 5
  • Published: 03/07/2019 12:00 AM

VIDEO: A 5-year-old boy in Addison has taken it upon himself to help out his local volunteer fire department. After discovering they were missing a certain piece of life-saving equipment, the little guy knew he had to help. Eleni Wakeman, Asst. Fire Chief for Addison Fire Department says, "There was a call for a woman who had fallen through the ice." Brady Emerson says, "A old woman fell through the ice trying to get her dog." The woman and her dog are both doing okay since the incident last week, but it sparked something in little Brady. Jim Emerson, Brady's father and a firefighter says, "The second I told him about this call, his first response was, 'Dad, do you have a life ring?' I was like, 'No.' He said, 'Well, you probably should so you could throw it to them next time.'" $59 dollars later, the Addison Volunteer Fire Department is equipped with a brand new life ring. Brady paid for it with his own money. Brady says he felt like he just had to get the bright orange life ring.


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