Tuesday morning, Logan Lumb will be heading to Columbia to undergo his fourth surgery. Lumb is 5 years old.

Tuesday morning, Logan Lumb will be heading to Columbia to undergo his fourth surgery. Lumb is 5 years old.

To honor the bravery of this little boy, Osage Beach Fire and Lake Ozark Fire will be leading an escort out of their districts. It will start in Osage Beach at Lumb’s home, through the Osage Beach district area. When the end is reached, Lake Ozark will follow up with their trucks and escort Lumb to the end of the district. Finally, once Lumb and his family have reached the hospital in Columbia, Columbia Fire will meet them there.

This is a lot of hospital time for such a young child, and Osage Beach Firefighter Matthew Marra had an idea to help Lumb along the way. Marra organized firefighters throughout Osage Beach and Lake Ozark to surprise Lumb at Bandanas Bar-B-Que in Osage Beach for a special send-off lunch. Marra knows the Lumb family closely and says Lumb has always looked up to firefighters. He thought this would be a way to help ease his nerves before the surgery.

“I knew I wanted to do something for Logan and sat around the kitchen table brainstorming until this idea came up,” Marra said.

Upon entering Bandanas Monday afternoon, Lumb was greeted by a dozen first responders alongside his mother Patricia and sister Kaitlin Lumb. Lumb was sat at the head of the table among the firefighters present and was presented care packages by both Justin Martin of Lake Ozark Fire and Eric Newman of Osage Fire. The packages included shirts, badges and even a couple plastic fire helmets.

Lumb’s mother Patricia says that she was humbled by the surprise and couldn’t thank the fire crews enough. She says that, though Lumb is nervous about the surgery tomorrow, this would be a great way for him to spend the day before heading up to Columbia.

“I have no words to say how thankful we are that they did this,” Patricia Lumb said. “It means so much to us.”