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GREENTOWN, Oh. (WJW) — It’s a marriage proposal that will bring tears to your eyes.

Greentown firefighter, Justin Deierling, surprised his girlfriend, Megan Zahorec, in front of the staff and students at Greentown School, where Megan is a counselor.

Megan, 27, thought it was a fire drill, until Justin, 31, dropped down on one knee. She was so excited and surprised, she said she almost passed out. And, of course, she said ‘Yes!’

Justin proposed on March 19, which is exactly six months from the day they met.

He said he was volunteering for the fire department by passing out water to students at a walk-a-thon when he met Megan and instantly knew she was someone special and deserved a special proposal.

So, he got the entire school involved and even got 600 ring pops for the kids. Megan, known as Miss Z. to the kids, said they were so excited!

Justin’s brother, Adam Deierling, put together the wonderful engagement video for them.

You can watch the entire video above. Congratulations to Justin and Megan, who are still figuring out a wedding date.

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  • Jody

    I for one think the students learned a lesson not found in books but yet memorable. I’m sure they were super happy to celebrate with their guidance counselor. Congratulations from an early childhood educator-count it as their recess/or meeting a required fire drill practice.

      • E Marshall Buckles

        Most localities, state and federal agencies are required to to a certain number of unannounced fire drills each year. It does not matter what they interrupt. Also not a problem if someone gets engaged during the fire drill. People are usually just standing around talking until time to go back inside anyway.

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