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Farmingville Fire Department Honors Mia Wojciechowski

Seven-year-old who helped family escape fire is recognized by the Farmingville Fire Department.

Farmingville Fire Department Honors Mia Wojciechowski

Farmingville Fire Department Chief Eddie Stewart III presented a plaque Monday on behalf of the department to for her quick and heroic actions during a fire last month.

On April 18, at approximately 2 a.m. the Farmingville Fire Department received a call of a reported structure at 82 South Howell Ave. Upon arrival the house was fully engulfed in flames and it was unknown if there were occupants within the residence. 

When the first unit arrived it was reported that an occupant had woken her family and they had all escaped. It wasn’t until later on did we learn because of the heroic efforts of 7-year-old Mia Wojciechowski her family is safe today.

Every year the Farmingville Fire Department visits local Sachem Elementary School teaching them the importance of Exit Drill In The Home (EDITH), Drill At Night (DAN), and having a meeting place whether it be the mailbox or a tree in the front yard to make sure everyone has exited the home safely.  It is because of this training and comprehension by a 7-year-old hero, this family is still here today.

Submitted by John Skippon, co-chairman Fire Prevention Committee

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