Firefighting

Boy Surprised with Firefighter-Themed Prosthetic Leg

Trey Mills sat on the front bumper of Engine Company 2’s brand new fire truck, his shiny new prosthetic leg thrust forward and his face buried in a plastic firefighter hat, reports The Augusta Chronicle.

Three firefighters from the company and the Augusta Fire Depart­ment’s spokeswoman, Dee Griffin, surprised the 4-year-old with a new firefighter-themed prosthesis Friday.

“His papa’s a firefighter,” said Trey’s mother, Summer Crewson­ber­ry. “(Trey’s) always out in the yard, getting the water hose and putting out fires.”

One of the patches encased in the limb matches those on the firefighters’ shirts.

The patch inspired the surprise. Wick Armstrong, the practice manager of the Hanger Clinic, contacted Griffin and requested a patch, and Griffin asked whether the fire department could be there for the event.

When Crewsonberry asked Trey what he thought of the firefighters coming to see him, he said, “Surprised.”

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