Honorary Fireman

Six-year-old honorary fireman
Posted on 11/04/2014

The fire chief and mayor honored a 6-year-old boy of the Poplar Bluff Kindergarten Center on Thursday, Oct. 23, for recently saving the lives of his family during a house fire.

Hunter Schmidt reportedly saw smoke coming from a wall one Friday evening last month and awoke the adult of the house, who got the rest of the children out of the structure.

Poplar Bluff Fire Chief Ralph Stucker and Hunter’s family attributed his quick thinking to an emergency presentation the boy was previously given during fire prevention week at the Early Childhood Center, according to the Daily American Republic.


Cutline: Poplar Bluff Mayor Angela Pearson presents Hunter Schmidt a bravery award while (from left) Chief Ralph Stucker, Capt. Kevin Edgar and firefighter Bob Caswell give the boy a fire hat and badge.

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