GEORGETOWN, Ky. (FOX 56) – Firefighters honored a Scott County Middle School student for his heroic actions in March.

Eight-grader Ian Keeth received the Fire Chief’s Commendation Thursday night at his middle school award ceremony.

The award is given out to members of the community that goes above and beyond to protect life and property, according to the Scott County Fire department.

“Back in March Ian made the split-second decision to make sure a door remained close after his family discovered his house was on fire. By making this decision he stopped the fire flow path and got his family out of the home,” the department said on Facebook.