Redwood City boy praised for response to fire in his neighborhood

Redwood City boy praised for response to fire in his neighborhood

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A Redwood City boy was recognized at Monday’s City Council meeting for his swift action in responding to a fire in his neighborhood last month.

On Sept. 27, Brady Daines and his mother were pulling into their driveway on Goodwin Avenue about 4:50 p.m. when Brady looked up and saw smoke coming from between two houses near their home, according to Redwood City Fire Chief Stan Maupin. He told his mom, and the pair ran down the street toward the 10-foot tall flames, which were coming from the fence between two houses, Maupin said.

While his mom called 911, they both went knocking on the doors of the nearby homes to make sure no one was inside. While firefighters were en route, neighbors attacked the fire with garden hoses. Fire officials arrived and extinguished the blaze in eight minutes — preventing the fire’s spread.

Without Brady’s quick response, the fire could have grown and become a lot more damaging, Maupin said.

“It’s not every day that we hear about acts of heroism, especially about a hero as young as you are Brady,” Redwood City Mayor Ian Bain said Monday, when Brady was given a certificate of recognition from the city. “I know that this is the beginning of a long career in helping your community and being a good citizen.”

Along with the certificate, Maupin gave Brady a Redwood City Fire Department water bottle and sweatshirt.

Photo courtesy of the City of Redwood City

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