A heroic kid saved a classmate choking and a woman from a house fire on the same day - and now he is getting rewarded for it.

Dayvon Johnson, an 11-year-old in Oklahoma was made an honorary deputy after his day of good deeds.

On December 9 in school, Johnson realised that an unnamed classmate was choking on a water bottle cap.

Using what he learned from a YouTube video, Johnson got behind the student, wrapped his arms around the student and performed the Heimlich manoeuvre to save their life.

“He has always indicated that he wants to be an EMT. “So he got to put that desire into action and immediately saved that young man,” said Johnson’s principal Latricia Dawkins in conversation with Enid News & Eagle.

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On the same day, Johnson’s interest in being an EMT came to light after he noticed a house fire and a lady using who was using a walker was leaving the home.

“She was on her porch. But I thought, being a good citizen, I would cross and help her get into her truck and leave,” he said.

On Tuesday, the Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office took to Facebook and address Johnson’s courage.

“Davyon performed the Heimlich maneuver on a classmate on December 9, and that evening helped a woman from her house that was on fire,” the post said, in part.

They added: “We are all so proud of you, Davyon!!”

According to Blavity, Latoya Johnson, Johnson’s mom, said that she’s “proud” and added that her son’s awareness that day and possibly attributed his fondness to her brother, Wendell Johnson, an emergency medical technician.

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