Monday, August 21, 2017

Firefighters honor 4 year-old for bravery

VT35-boy_honoredVolunteer firefighters from Vienna and Goreville honored four-year old Aiden McGill for his courage and bravery Monday morning at Headstart Southern Seven in Vienna.  McGill was credited for saving his family from a fire that broke out in his house in the early hours of Jan. 25 in which McGill was persistent in assuring his family got out and reporting the fire.  “Five more minutes would have made a big difference,” said Vienna Fire Chief Aaron Goldstein about McGill waking his sister and getting her out from under the fire that was burning in the attic above.  McGill and his classmates participated in a Fire Safety Day hosted at the Goreville Fire Department in October and McGill’s mother, along with the firefighters, gave credit to the program for teaching the students what to do in the case of fire.  “He knew just what to do,” said McGill’s mother, Cindy Easton.  Pictured above, front row, left to right: Goreville firefighter Ken Swisher, Aiden McGill, Vienna firefighters Jay Morgan and Chesley Williams. Back row: Goreville Fire Chief Tim Gage and Vienna Fire Chief Aaron Goldstein.

 

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