TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - Maybe you've seen the buzz on social media or even one of the Tallahassee Fire Trucks about the departments newest and youngest crew member.
WTXL ABC's Jada Williams on Monday spoke to the department about that new member.
The Tallahassee Fire Department is honoring 4-year-old Mason Sturms because the child loved fire trucks, and after his death they wanted Mason's love and memory to continue.
The Sturm family lives in Jacksonville, but thanks to social media, they're working to get their son inside every fire department in the country.
When Sarah Cooksey with the Talhassee Fire Department was tagged in a post about the family's quest, she knew that it would become something the fire department would love.
Now Mason Sturms travels with crews on call, hangs out in the dispatch, and does just about every other job around the department.
"At the end of the day, we all want to make it home safe and just having this little guy ride around with us and watching over us, he's like a little angel," said Sarah Cooksey of TFD. "It's inspiring and humbling. It's a great way to remind the community that we're human and that we really do care about the families in the area."
The Sturms family has also started a foundation to help sick and less fortunate children.