Belmont’s Student Awareness of Fire Education (S.A.F.E.) program presented third grader Holly Kong with the Young Hero Award. In January, Kong was at a friend’s house for a play date when she smelled something burning. She used what she had been taught in Belmont’s S.A.F.E. program; quickly getting her mother who helped to find the source of the fire. They found food burning on the stove and were able to put out the fire before it got out of hand.
Ross Vona, a Belmont Fire Fighter and S.A.F.E. educator commented that, “Holly possibly saved a house from burning down and possibly saving innocent people and firefighters from getting hurt or worse.”
S.A.F.E. provides fire education to students grade K-12 in Belmont. We are a proud supporter of this valuable resource, and are extremely proud of Kong’s brave actions. She truly is a young hero.