Friday, August 14, 2009

4 Year-Old Calls 911 and Saves Grandfather’s Life

The Galveston County Daily News reports that a 4 year-old saved his grandfather’s life during a lawn mower accident.  Robert Rudolph, a heart patient that was on blood thinners, was bleeding severely and trapped in his seat on the lawn mower.  Joshua Rudolph saw that his grandfather was in trouble and called 911 from his mother’s cell phone.  With 911 on the phone, Joshua calmly reported “Can we get, can we get a rescue people to come out here ‘cause my Paw Paw’s (hurt) bad.”  Joshua then when to where his mother was running the weed-eater on the other side of the home.  He handed his mother the phone stating that “911’s on the phone.”  The family was able to free Mr. Rudolph from the lawn mower and apply pressure to the wound until paramedics arrived.

Mr. Rudolph credits his grandson for saving his life.  The Galveston County Emergency Communication District plans to give Joshua a “911 Hero Award” in recognition of his coolheaded response. 

It just goes to show you that it his never too early to start teaching the fundamentals of safety and emergency response.

You can read the whole story by clicking on the following link: The Galveston County Daily News

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