We think that superheroes exist and that they do not have to be young men wearing capes. Noah Woods, a daring five-year-old, recently rescued his whole family from an electrical fire breakout at their house in Bartow County, Georgia. Noah assisted seven individuals in escaping the blazing home and is one of just a handful of children to get the Lifesaving Award.
Noah’s family was sleeping when an electrical fault caused a fire in their house. Noah shares a room with his 2-year-old sister, Lily, and when he saw the flames and smoke, he grabbed her and dragged her out the window, which was the only available escape at the moment. No one knows how he did it , but he did it without hesitation.
He raced back inside the flaming home to save the dog and then dashed to summon his uncle next door for assistance. Other people were stuck inside the burning home, sleeping. Noah saved seven individuals, and no lives were lost. His sister suffered minor burns to her feet but was otherwise unharmed. Noah and four other family members were treated for smoke inhalation and minor burns.
The tiny boy’s quick thinking saved countless lives and prevented a massive disaster.
He is now interested in becoming a police officer.
According to CBS News, Noah had said that he wanted to be a superhero, but following his latest rescue, he now wants to be a police officer.
“Normally, our firemen are acknowledged” but we’re here today to celebrate one of our local heroes,” Fire Department Chief Dwayne Jamison said during a memorial service for Noah on Friday . “Noah’s bold acts that day saved the family’s life, therefore we want to honor him today.”
“Children have already alerted their families,” Jamison told CNN. However, for a 5-year-old to be aware enough to achieve this… that’s quite remarkable.
In a celebratory ceremony hosted by the Fire Department, Noah was awarded the Lifesaving Award and declared an honorary fireman. To honor his incredible courage, he was given his own shining fireman’s helmet and a badge.
“This child right here is really kind,” his cousin stated during the news conference. “I’m honored and blessed to be a part of this family and to celebrate Noah today.” I’ve heard that heroes come in a variety of forms and sizes. He demonstrated to me this week that age is also a factor. “It’s eye-opening to me that a 5-year-old can go out and rescue his whole family,” he added.