Firemen rescue the day for hospitalized Lincoln boy

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When Everett Chilton, 5, was transferred Monday night from Sutter Roseville Medical Center’s emergency room to the pediatric unit, Everett was upset that he would miss Tuesday’s school field trip.

Everett was looking forward to his Creekside Oaks Elementary class visiting the Lincoln Fire Department, according to Robin Montgomery, Sutter Health Sacramento Sierra Region’s spokeswoman. But Everett stayed overnight at the hospital because he was dehydrated

Upon hearing of Everett’s despair, pediatric unit nurses “scrambled to connect with one of the fire departments to see if firemen would come and visit the boy,” Montgomery said.

On Tuesday, Roseville Fire Department Station 6 staff visited Everett at his hospital room. They brought a child-size fireman’s helmet for Everett to keep. 

Firemen Tony LaPlante, Rich Lawshe and Glenn Asbell gathered around Everett’s bed and talked to him about being a fireman and about the fire station.  While Everett didn’t get to visit the Lincoln fire station, the Roseville firemen “rescued” Everett’s day.