KY fire departments honor boy who died in fire


MAYSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Kentucky fire departments have joined fire departments around the world in honoring a young boy who lost his life in a fire.

According to the Maysville Fire Department Facebook page, 4-year-old James Raugh died in a house fire in McCormick, South Carolina on Monday.

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His father and two other siblings also died in the fire.

According to James’ family, he wanted to be a fireman like his uncle when he grew up.

His family asked if he could be “assigned” to as many fire departments and ride as many firetrucks as possible before Friday, the day of his funeral.

The family wanted firefighters and other first responders to simply post a sticky note on their cruiser, tanker, or ambulance with the hashtag #JRaughOnDuty.

On Thursday, James rode with the Maysville Fire Department on Station 2 engine.

The City of McKee Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department made James the McKee fire department chief for the day.

James Raugh “rode along” with the Maysville Fire Department on Thursday.
McKee Volunteer Fire and Rescue made James Chief for the Day.