CLAREMONT — Scheduled to undergo heart surgery, 10-year-old Levi Bonner got a sendoff from firefighters throughout the region.

“Fire trucks and firefighters -- that’s his thing,” said Levi’s dad, Rick Bonner.

Rick and his wife, Missy Lynn Bonner, were just as surprised by the escort they received Sunday morning when they were scheduled to bring their son to Boston.

Levi needed the surgery to correct an abnormal heart rhythm. Bonner said his son had been sick from his condition for months.

When word got around town about Levi’s condition and his love for firefighters, that’s when a plan was put into place by Nick Koloski, a city councilor and volunteer firefighter.

“I had surgery as a child and remember how scared I was,” Koloski said. “I wanted to take that worry away and make it a positive experience he will never forget.”

Koloski knew the Bonner family from many volunteer encounters. Rick Bonner said that anytime Koloski asks for help from people in the community -- like organizing a food or clothing drive or holiday meal -- they always pitch in.

Rick and Missy Lynn Bonner thought Koloski had arranged for a fire truck to meet them on Sunday morning to see Levi off to Boston. But Koloski had more ambitious plans when he put the call out to his bothers and sisters in the firefighting community.

“My public safety family hit it out of the park,” Koloski said.

Instead of just one fire truck, there were trucks from several departments, including Claremont, Newport, Goshen, and even a police cruiser, to give Levi and his family an escort all the way to the Massachusetts border. Along the way, fire trucks from Derry, Salem, and Windham also picked up the convoy as it headed south.

“It was a pretty amazing thing,” Rick Bonner said.

The family stayed at a hotel the first night, before Levi was scheduled for tests and intake Monday morning. When they got up Monday morning, Boston firefighters were outside with a truck, ready to bring Levi to the hospital. First he got to see the inside of the truck, and ride in it to the hospital. Rick Bonner said his son was a bit stunned, but never stopped smiling as he rode in the fire truck.

“It’s one of those things he’s always loved,” Rick Bonner said.

Levi’s time in Boston included a visit with Mayor Marty Walsh in Boston City Hall, and a trip to the Engine Company 3 station after his successful surgery.

“We were happy to help,” said Boston firefighter Marc Saunders.

Levi got a tour of the station house, and was made an honorary member of Engine 3’s company. Saunders said the boy’s always welcome to come back and visit.

Rick Bonner said his son is doing well and is expected to fully recover. He’ll never forget this trip, he said.

Koloski said nothing would have happened without the generosity of people in the various fire and police departments who helped out, and without the help in Walsh’s office.