Video: Boy, 2, helps firefighters put out blaze

Battalion Chief Thomas Cope said he saw Jackson McNary come out to help in his firefighter Halloween costume while they responded to a burning shed

By FireRescue1 Staff

FRESNO, Calif. — A toddler was given the chance to help firefighters put out a blaze as they responded to a call on his street.

ABC 30 reported that Jackson McNary, 2, donned his firefighter Halloween costume and went outside to see what was going on when the Fresno Fire Department responded to a burning shed.

"I saw this young firefighter who was about 3-feet tall, dressed in full turnouts with a red plastic helmet. I didn't recognize this firefighter I thought he must be a rookie in our department," Battalion Chief Thomas Cope said in a Facebook post.

Jackson’s grandmother, Judy McNary, said he loves firefighters.

"He brought his plastic axe and his whistle and his fake microphone and he came running down. He wanted to see what the fireman was doing and I told them he would help," she said.

The department accepted Jackson’s offer to help and shared a video of the moment on their Facebook page.

“Little Jackson got his first experience on what it’s like to be a Fresno firefighter,” the post read.

 "It was wonderful," McNary said. "It was great to see the firemen interact with him and be kind to him."


Little Jackson donned his fire gear and responded from a nearby home. Little Jackson got his first experience on what it's like to be a Fresno Firefighter. #futurefirefighter #FresnoFire #wewillbuytheicecream

Posted by Fresno Fire Department on Friday, February 8, 2019


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