The D.C. Fire and EMS Department received word from Hunter Scarborough’s hometown fire department of Fordoche, Louisiana, that a visit might do the child good as he receives long-term care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. WTOP/Kristi King
Hunter’s mother, Kym Scarborough, draped her child’s lap with her coat when they came outside and discovered how cold it was for the firefighter visit. (WTOP/Kristi King)
“Now I think I can be one,” Hunter Scarborough said of his dream to one day become a firefighter. (WTOP/Kristi King)
Plastic firefighter helmets are given away to kids. “We go to a variety of community events,” said D.C. Fire spokesman Vito Maggiolo. “That’s one way to attract the children to us, and then we can talk to them about fire safety.” (WTOP/Kristi King)
Members of Engine 5 and Truck 5 are from fire houses in Palisades and Georgetown. “We engage with kids a lot,” said Battalion Chief David McLain. “It makes our day.” (WTOP/Kristi King)
Battalion Chief David McLain tells firefighters about another child to visit who is too ill to come outside. (WTOP/Krist King)
WASHINGTON — An 8-year-old receiving treatment at a hospital gets a surprise courtesy of firefighters from Louisiana and D.C.
Hunter Scarborough’s dream is to be a firefighter. The little boy from Fordoche, Louisiana, is at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital to receive a small and large bowel transplant.
His friends at the fire department in Fordoche reached out to the fire department in D.C. and asked them to pay Hunter a visit.
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