Tyler Doohan

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Young Hero Named Honorary Firefighter at Funeral

Tyler Doohan remembered for saving 6

(Newser) - Tyler Doohan—the 9-year-old who got six people out of a burning trailer but died trying to help two others—receive a hero's sendoff today in upstate New York, reports WHAM 13 . "We consider him an honorary firefighter," says the fire chief in Penfield, who presented Tyler'... More »

8-Year-Old Saves 6 in Fire, Is Killed Himself

Investigators think he died trying to rescue 2 others

(Newser) - An 8-year-old boy managed to wake six people and get them out of a burning trailer, but fire officials say the boy himself was killed as he tried to a disabled older relative, reports the Democrat and Chronicle . Fourth-grader Tyler Doohan is being mourned as a hero in Rochester, NY.... More »

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