Hero boy given bravery award after saving school from fire

Hero boy given bravery award after saving school from fire

Hero boy given bravery award after saving school from fire

Written by Bella Dalima

01 Oct, 2014 | 4:18 pm

A four-year-old boy has proven that bravery can come in all shapes and sizes.

Young Liam Mansell has become one of the youngest people in the country to be presented a bravery award after saving his school from a fire.

Liam, who has only been at the White Mere Community Primary School in Gateshead for a few weeks, spotted smoke coming out of the laminator and raised the alarm, allowing all 167 pupils, including 25 nursery children, and staff to be evacuated safely.

For his courageous actions, Liam was given the bravery award by the fire department during an assembly at his school.

Head teacher Gail Howe said of his actions: ‘Liam raised the alarm in a very prompt fashion, went back into his classroom and said to his teacher ‘I think our school is on fire, Miss.”

Liam received a hero’s welcome when he and his fellow students were able to return to school, which only received minor damage due to his quick thinking according to the fire department.

Ian Warne, station manager for Gateshead and Birtley fire stations, said: ‘His actions not only reduced the damage to the school but made sure all his fellow pupils and teachers were safe.

Not only did Liam receive a bravery award, he was also given some Fireman Sam toys as a token of gratitude.

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Source:Metro

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