His Siblings Were Inside a Burning Home, So This Kid Went Into Action
Eight-year-old Harrison Holt from Milan, NH. was honored Friday with an authentic firefighter’s badge by the local fire department for saving his 11-month-old sister and five-year-old brother from their burning home on July 23. The fire ended up being serious and the house burned to the ground.
“I just knew I couldn’t let my baby sister be in the fire and I just picked her up and brought her out,” Harrison told the Union Leader.
Harrison’s father, John Holt, shared with ABC News that the fire started shortly after he placed their lawn mower inside a barn after cutting the grass.
“I saw and smelled smoke and ran into the connector [room] and I could see flames in the barn,” John said. “I grabbed the fire extinguisher to put it out. It didn’t do anything, so I yelled for Harry to call 911,” he added.
While Harrison was only instructed to call for help, the eight-year-old did so much more. He calmly brought his baby sister and five-year-old brother Patrick safely out of the house and stood near an oak tree, which was the family’s designated spot in the time of emergencies.
“I came outside after trying to put [the fire] out and Harry is standing under the oak tree with Marie under one arm and the phone in the other [talking] with 911 — just completely calm,” John said in an interview with ABC News.
According to Milan Fire Chief Bud Chapman, the fire was likely caused by the lawnmower.
Chapman called Harrison a hero and gave him a firefighter’s badge because of his miraculous rescue.
“I basically explained that due to his actions that saved the life of his baby sister, I was appointing him an honorary firefighter of the town of Milan. He didn’t know what to say. He was excited,” Chapman said.
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