FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- The 11-year-old boy who saved his family from a fire has been recognized for his heroic efforts.
Fayetteville Fire Department recognized Jackson McRae as a Junior Life-Saver for what he did on June 10, 2020.
On that day a fire broke out inside McRae's home in Fayetteville.
He kept calm.
"I wasn't really panicking, but at the same time, I was," Jackson recalled. "I didn't want my stuff burned up so I started shaking it (fire extinguisher) and pushed the lever up."
Instead, he got out of the shower, grabbed a fire extinguisher, and put out the flames. He then got his family and his neighbors out of harm's way.
He credits his quick-thinking to firefighters who taught his class fire safety tips a few years back.