A heroic five-year-old boy has received widespread acclaim for his quick thinking and bravery in rescuing his family of nine from a devastating fire that erupted near his bed on Sunday morning.
Noah Woods, recounting the incident to WSBTV, modestly shared, “I picked Lily up, got to the window with Lily, got the dog and got out. That’s it.” However, his actions extended far beyond those words.
The fire, caused by an electrical malfunction, began in Noah’s bedroom where his two-year-old sister, Lily, also slept. Realizing the imminent danger, Noah swiftly scooped up Lily and their beloved family dog, leading them to safety through the window. Once outside and unharmed, Noah courageously returned to the house to wake his uncle, enabling them to assist the remaining family members in their escape.
The Bartow County Fire Department paid tribute to Noah’s heroism, declaring, “Our hero!” In a Facebook post, they shared, “Recently, 5-year-old Noah Woods woke up to find his bedroom on fire. The only available exit was a window. He got himself and his 2-year-old sister out of the window to escape the fire and re-entered the house to alert the rest of the family.”
Fortunately, thanks to Noah’s actions, all nine family members managed to flee the home safely. Aside from a minor burn on Noah’s wrist, there were no injuries reported.
“Noah and four other family members received treatment for minor burns and smoke inhalation,” stated a GoFundMe campaign established to support the family with their expenses. Furthermore, Chief Dwayne Jamison of the Bartow County Fire Department will honor Noah as an Honorary Bartow County Firefighter and present him with a Lifesaving Award, acknowledging his remarkable courage.
David Woods, Noah’s grateful grandfather, acknowledged the gravity of the situation, remarking, “If it wasn’t for Noah, I mean, we were all asleep, so we wouldn’t have known what was going on. We could’ve all lost our lives.”
Although the family now faces the daunting task of rebuilding their lives from the ashes, they find solace in the fact that they are together. Regarded by his family as their savior, David expressed his gratitude, writing, “If it wasn’t for Noah, we may not be here today.”
Noah, you are an exceptional hero, a true guardian of your family’s well-being. There is no doubt that your community will rally around you to aid in the rebuilding process. Please share this incredible story on Facebook, honoring the astuteness and bravery of this remarkable five-year-old boy.