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Fort Smith firefighter gifts autistic 4-year-old with station tour on Halloween

Fort Smith Firefighter Couch gave Luca a rundown of all things fire and rescue, including a first-class firetruck tour!

FORT SMITH, Ark. — A Fort Smith mom is wanting to thank firefighter M. Couch for giving her 4-year-old son Luca the most memorable Halloween night!

Luca is 4 years old and has high-functioning autism. According to his mother, Paige Purvis, he has an obsession with fire and rescue and insisted on dressing up as a firetruck for Halloween. 

Purvis thought it was only fitting to take Luca to the fire station. Firefighter Couch welcomed Luca and his mom and gave him a tour of the fire station, trucks and taught him all about fire and rescue.

In an email to 5NEWS, Purvis wished to express her thanks to firefighter Couch for making the night such an unforgettable one for Luca! She also shared the following photos of Luca exploring the station and fire trucks:

Credit: Paige Purvis
Credit: Paige Purvis
Credit: Paige Purvis

A big shoutout to Mr. Couch for showing Luca the firefighting ropes!

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