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911 call by 6 year old

When 6-year-old Madison found her mother Jovanna Nunez unconscious in their Hemet, California, home on Saturday, she told 911: “My mom froze and … I don’t know what happened.”  Madison not knowing how to help her mom she called 911.  She tells 911 that she was drawing her mom a picture when she just froze.  She also told the dispatcher that there were no other adults at home.  The displatcher comforts the little girl and tells her that help is on the way. She asks her to go open the door and wait for the paramedics.  This is an audio recording of part of the conversation.  It stops before Madison tells the dispatcher she’s sitting outside the house on a rocking chair and even describes the pajamas she is wearing. The dispatcher promises that crews are on their way and tells Madison she’s doing a good job. As sirens are heard getting closer, Madison’s tone seems to turn from nervous to relieved. She excitedly reports that crews are here as the dispatcher tells her to stay calm, keep the phone with her and take the responders in the house. Nunez said when she woke up, there were EMTs surrounding her bed.”The little girl maintained her composure” the whole time, the fire department said in a statement. This mother did a great job preparing her daughter for this by teaching her to call 911.  Use this reminder to teach your little ones how to call 911 in an emergency.

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Boy helps firefighters find him

A 13-year-old Maryland boy impeccably directed firefighters through his burning home to the room where he and sister were Sunday morning, ultimately saving their lives.Throughout the 11-minute call, Marcus can be heard leading firefighters to his location and bravely calming his little sister down. Marcus, 13, immediately called authorities when he saw smoke inside his home.He told the 911 dispatcher he was at home with his big brother, mother, step-father and 9-year-old little sister. At one point, the sister says “We’re going to die!” and Marcus responds “Stop! Please don’t say that!” The 13-year-old  boy remained calm, taking direction from the dispatcher all while checking on his family during a fire at his family home. The teen then flawlessly explained how firefighters could find him. The 911 dispatcher worked with the boy to keep his sister calm as firefighters worked hard to get to the family.  When firefighters arrived, they broke the wrong window to rescue the children, but Marcus quickly corrected the situation. One firefighter, 25-year-old Lt. Kevin Ward, got to the scene and immediately went upstairs to rescue Marcus when he felt his little sister tugging at his leg. Lt. Ward immediately took his air mask off and put it on the 9-year-old, ABC News said. The two siblings were treated for smoke inhalation at a nearby children’s hospital. Their mother, step-dad and brother were also taken to a nearby hospital but weren’t seriously injured. What amazing young man to save his family.  Way to go Marcus.

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6 year old saves sister

6 year old Cole Steffens was having a snack with his little sister.  Suddenly his sister began to choke on the pretzels.  Cole’s dad ran to help his sister and told Cole to call 911.  He didn’t hesitate and ran to the phone.  He dialed 911 and spoke with the dispatcher as his dad worked to help his little sister.  He was able to talk with the dispatcher and give him all the information he needed to get help to come to the house.  He was able to give his address and all the details about his sister.  When help arrived at their door the pretzel had dislodged and she was going to be ok.  The fire department was so impressed with Cole and how he handled himself during the emergency.  He was impressed that there was so many people at the department to shake his hand.  What a “grown-up” little man.  He was so cool and collected when his dad needed him to be.  This is a lesson that all parents should remember.  Teach your children how to get help.  Who knows it might save your life someday.

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Your friends at A Little Good News

6 year old saves sister

Hero Dogs of 9/11

Since yesterday was 9/11, we decided to have this week’s animal post be about the hero dogs of 9/11.  We came across this video when we were searching for the post we put up yesterday (on the anniversary of 9/11) and decided that it would be the perfect one to show for our animal post of the week.  We were unaware of the documentary that they did about the hero dogs, but today’s video is a promo for that show.  It will make you feel great about not only the hero dogs of 9/11, but most all dogs.  They just want to please us and help us.  I think that makes them ALL “hero dogs”, in a sense.  I had no idea that over 300 of those that helped after the tragedy were DOGS!!  WOW!! Amazing!!  They did such an amazing job, including helping to find the last survivor (27 hours after the tragedy)!  I know some of you may feel that you saw your fill of 9/11 videos yesterday, but I was touched by the story of these great dogs and what they did to help.  Now, go give your own “hero dogs” a hug tonight!!

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Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

hero dogs of 911

A Tribute to the Fallen Heroes of 9/11

Today’s post for “ALittleGoodNews.com” is a music video paying tribute to the fallen heroes of 9/11.  I hesitated just a little bit, because I know that some may feel that this is “sad news”.  But, I feel compelled to show it anyway.  Where would our country be without the fallen heroes we have had in so many battles of our past?  These are men and women who are courageous enough to risk their lives (and, in fact, many times, GIVE their lives) for the benefit of others.  It is true that we stand on the shoulders of those who have gone before us and that is what makes us such a great nation. Our foundation continues to be strong because of these great fallen heroes who paid the ultimate price for our freedoms.  I am thankful for all of them, but today, I want to especially pay tribute to those who did so on 9/11.  As the great majority of people were running away from the towers, these fallen heroes were rushing TOWARDS them to give aid in any and every way that they could!!  I love this country and one big reason is because of the character of so many heroes who are all around us.  They may not even know who they are.  Yet, when the time to stand and be counted comes, they are there, without giving a second thought.  This is one of those days where we should all take a moment to show our gratitude for the fallen heroes in our lives…and in our history!!

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Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

a tribute to the fallen heroes of 911

4 Year Old Saves Mom by Calling 911 and Singing His Address

 

Today’s post for “ALittleGoodNews.com” is a cute (but important) one.  This 4 year old’s mother had fallen down the stairs and was unconscious.  But, because his parents had taught him his address and phone number in fun songs (and, apparently, how to call “911″), he knew what to do and was able to give the proper information to help his Mom in her hour of need.  This is an important reminder for us to help our little ones find ways to know this important information.

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Loren Dalton (The “Good News” Guy)

4 year old saves mom