Boy Who Saved 6 Declared Honorary Firefighter at Funeral

An eight-year-old New York state boy, who was credited with saving the lives of six of his family members when their mobile home went up in flames was laid to rest on Wednesday. Tyler Doohan, a fourth-grader at East Rochester Elementary School, was declared an honorary firefighter, complete with a personal fire helmet during the service at St. John of Rochester Catholic Church, NBC station WHEC of Rochester reported. Tyler raced through his grandfather's trailer home in suburban Penfield on the morning of Jan. 20, alerting friends and family to a raging fire. He was crediting with saving the lives of six people — including two other kids, ages 4 and 6. He went back try to rescue his grandfather, who used a wheelchair because he'd lost part of a leg, but the two never made it out.

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