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Boy Meets 911 Dispatcher Who Saved His Life

Last week, 3-year-old Malachi Sessions nearly drowned after falling into an above backyard swimming pool in New Haven, Conn. But quick thinking by 911 dispatcher David Mancini saved the boy's life. "Today" reports Mancini gave CPR instructions...The 911 dispatcher gave CPR instructions and the boy is now OK.

Boy, 10, Honored for Saving His Baby Sitter's Life

Baby sitters are supposed to protect young children, but in the case of two Connecticut youngsters, the situation was reversed. Tucker and Nina Stoops of Darien, Conn., will be honored March 31 at their local library for heroic actions...
Boy called 911 after his sister finds their baby sitter in distress.

Should Children Learn About 9/11 in School?

New York City Honor Guard carry a flag found at Ground Zero at the begining of the annual 9/11 memorial service September 11, 2010 in New York City. Credit: Peter Foley, Pool / Getty Images According to a report by CBS News in New...

Girl Calls 911 From Car as Her Mother Allegedly Drives Drunk

Credit: New York State Police
A 12-year-old girl called 911 from a car on Interstate 84 in New York earlier this week. The emergency? She reported her mother was not speaking properly and was weaving into other lanes while she was driving. ...

Girl, 12, Thwarts Burglars as She Hides Under a Blanket and Calls 911

PRODUCTION PLAYER! DO NOT DELETE. A 12-year-old girl in Troutdale, Ore., called 911 and helped local police nab three suspects when burglars broke into her home Monday afternoon. KATU, the ABC affiliate in Portland, reports...

Superheroic 5-Year-Old Comes to His Mother's Rescue

Tyler Swass doesn't remember his mother or anyone else teaching him about 911. So when his mother had a seizure on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy acted more or less on instinct.
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Teen Calls 911 After Parents Take Away Xbox

An Illinois teen decided that his punishment was a crime. Credit: Iwan Gabovitch, Flickr
An Illinois teenager alerted authorities when his parents did the unthinkable -- they took away his Microsoft Xbox 360. The Daily Herald reports that an...

Kids Would Stay in Burning Buildings, Survey Shows

Does your child know what to do in a fire? Credit: wili_hybrid, Flickr
OK, class, what is the first thing you do if there's a fire? Most children don't know that when there's a fire, the first order of business is to get out of the...

Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes Take Separate Planes

You'll never catch Revolutionary Road's Kate Winslet and Sam Mendes, the director and her husband, cuddling up on an airplane. That's because the Hollywood power couple takes separate planes when they fly. That way, they reason, if there's a crash,...

Toddler's Accidental 911 Call Leads to Dad's Arrest

You probably know at least one parent who has a funny story to tell about their child playing with the telephone. Usually the story involves a little one practicing their budding telephone skills by pushing some random numbers and dialing a complete...

Teen mauled by bear in Alaskan bike race

This chilling incident luckily had a (mostly) happy ending. A fourteen-year-old girl was attacked by a bear during a bike race in Alaska but was saved by her 911 phone call. The teenager, who remains unnamed as of press-time, was participating in a...

Three-year-old saves mom with 911 song

Teaching your child to call 9-1-1 in an emergency is an important part of house safety rules. For Jessica Eaves, 24, however, it was crucial that her child know how to contact help on her own. Jessica has a medical condition called vasovogal syncope,...

Four-year-old saves mom

A Utah girl spent seven minutes on the phone with emergency services, calmly answering questions while paramedics rushed to her mother's aid. The four-year-old's mother fell down the stairs in their home and was knocked unconscious, so little Mikayla...

Six-year-old saves grandmother

At six years old, Macey McCann Widmier wants to be a teacher -- a noble, if not lucrative goal. Sure, that might change by the time she gets to college, but I'm betting she'll do something that involves helping others. She's already gotten some...

Keeping latchkey kids safe

I worked full-time outside of the home throughout Christie's childhood. For the first 10 years or so, she spent her after-school hours either in day care or at Grandma's house. The cost of daycare was killing us financially, and while Grandma was...

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