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Eight-year-old is "Chief for a Day"

TYLER (KLTV) - A day away from school meant one tiny East Texan spent the day on the job.

Eight-year-old Garrett was named "Chief of the Day" at the Tyler Fire Department.

Part of his honorary duties included surveying fire stations and supervising crews.

Since Monday was a holiday the second grader didn't miss any class time, but still got quite a lesson.

"We got to show him some of the fire stations; go out to the airport let him see some of the specialized units. He actually got on crash truck at the airport, said Tyler Fire Marshal Paul Findley.

Schools are encouraged to contact the fire marshal's office to have students take part in the "Chief of the Day" program.

You can call the Administration office at (903) 535-0005.

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