Jayden Espinosa honored for Heroism After Saving Family


Jayden Espinosa honored for Heroism After Saving Family.

The 5-year-old boy credited with saving his family from a fire in July received a life-saving award from the Chicago Fire Department.

Jayden Espinosa saved his family of 13 from a house fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood by waking everyone up.

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Jayden received the award Fire Commissioner Ford and the Chicago Fire Department Foundation on Wednesday.

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Firefighters said seven adults and six children were inside the burning home on Marshfield near 50th.

Family members said they were sleeping or unaware of the danger — except for 5-year-old Jayden.

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“I was telling the things to Uncle James,” Jayden told CBS 2 back in July.

According to Chicago fire officials, Jayden wants to be a firefighter.


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