Video: 3-Year-Old Chase Enjoys Backstage Pass at Guilford Fire Department

Chase Capasso, winner of Guilford Fire Department's 'Help Us Help You' contest, cleared 7 hydrants and enjoyed his prize Monday afternoon, which included a tour of the firehouse, a ride in a fire truck and more!


Monday was a big day for Chase Capasso- as the winner of Guilford Fire Department's 'Help Us Help You' contest he got to enjoy an afternoon at the fire station. Accompanied by his mom, Marissa, dad, Joe, grandmother, Kathy, and baby brother, Landon, Chase got a tour of the fire equipment, met the Captain and the Fire Chief, was presented with some special awards, and got a ride around the station in a fire truck- sirens and all.

"He loves everything that has to do with being a fireman," said Marissa Capasso, Chase's mom. "We read books about them, and he knows everything there is to know about the different trucks, and the equipment, he loves it. He's going to be talking about this day for a long time."

But three year old Chase earned his big day at the fire house- he helped out the Guilford Fire Department by clearing seven fire hydrants in town after the Blizzard of 2013. In doing so, he became the winner of GFD's 'Help Us Help You' contest, which asked residents to pitch in to help clear of hydrants.

"I started the contest for something fun the residents could get involved in that would promote safety, and help us out," John Planas, Guilford Firefighter/Paramedic told Guilford Patch after the contest began. "We figured residents were stuck in their homes, kids were off from school."

Turns out Chase beat out the competition and it looks like he definately enjoyed his prize- check out our video and photos of Chase's big day!

A very big thank you to the Guilford Fire Department and the Capasso family for letting Guilford Patch tag along for Chase's big day!

Marissa February 26, 2013 at 04:24 PM
This is a wonderful recap of an amazing day! Thank you Lauren for your incredible reporting and for capturing this memorable experience!
Kathy Carbone February 26, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Guilford residents should be proud of these wonderful professionals who are ready to protect them. Great team! Thank you for all you do, and thanks to Lauren for sharing this special time with Chase. Kathy


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