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Do the Right Thing: Charlie saved the day

Charlie! Photo: News10NBC. Charlie!

Created: June 10, 2021 09:04 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC)—News10NBC is celebrating another winner of the “Do the Right Thing” award, meet Charlie Gascon, a first-grader at Jefferson Road Elementary in Pittsford.

The fire chief there nominated Charlie because back in January, he saw smoke coming from his neighbor's house. He knew there was a danger so he ran inside to tell his dad who then called 911.

Firefighters got there in a hurry and knocked the flames down before it could get even worse and maybe burn neighboring homes.No one got injured!

Way to go, Charlie!

The Do the Right Thing Awards program has been part of the Rochester Police Department since 1995 and News10NBC is a proud sponsor of the program.

Any student enrolled in grades k-12 in any Monroe County school is eligible for nomination. The good deed the student is nominated for must have occurred in Monroe County within one year of the nomination. Anyone over 18 years of age can submit a nomination form (this includes family, friends, school staff, coaches, etc.).

Nomination forms can be completed and submitted electronically or you can print the PDF form and email or fax the completed form. Forms are also available at any RPD building and any City school or City library.

Nominations can be emailed to or faxed to (585) 428-6093.

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