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Little Boy a Real Lifesaver

By: Doug Korstanje Email
By: Doug Korstanje Email

Austin Smith is just five-years-old and he already knows he wants to be a firefighter.

Austin spends a few hours a week with his dad at the Green Valley Fire Department.

And what Austin learned has already paid off, he helped his own sisters get out of a car wreck.

He's now a hero to his mom and many others.

Austin Smith already wants to be just like dad, and there's nothing better than the time he gets to spend here at the Green Valley Fire Department.

Austin, of course, is not old enough to be a real firefighter.

But he's already proving he has what it takes when there's an emergency.

Austin was riding with his mom and two younger sisters on Sunday when the van hit ice and snow and slid over a hill.

He was able to crawl out a window and then helped get his two-year-old sister, Abigail, out and even and his 10-month-old sister, Alexis, never once losing his calm.

Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.

Mom and dad are proud of how Austin helped out.

Ironically, dad is a 911 dispatcher who got the call about the wreck.

He rushed to the crash scene.

Austin says he's excited because mom and dad have promised a special trip to get pizza and play in the gameroom, all for Austin being so calm and brave during an emergency.


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