Summit County Firefighters Honor 10-Year-Old Boy for Quick Action
Aug 26, 2018, 5:41 PM | Updated: 10:00 pm
TOLLGATE CANYON, Utah – The North Summit Fire Service District honored a 10-year-old boy who helped get firefighters to a fire before it got out of hand.
Thursday night, Kai Schirman was jumping on his trampoline outside the family’s home in Tollgate Canyon when he saw smoke rising from some trees. Lightning had struck a tree the night before and it had apparently re-ignited.
Kai ran to tell his parents, who made sure help was on the way. Kai’s father, Todd Schirman, helped a neighbor try to put out flames with a shovel until firefighters arrived and finished the job.
Firefighters with the North Summit Fire District decided Kai’s quick reaction should be recognized and brought a fire truck to his house. They showed him around the truck, let him try out the siren and fire hose, and named him a junior firefighter.
Todd Schirman said he was proud of his son. He said he teaches his boys to be pro-active.
“You’ve got to be an independent-thinker and an independent little young man up here. That’s the beauty of it, to see them take those values and make it happen,” Schirman said.
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