911 

Something's got to give

You know, this morning started out great. I was up at a reasonable hour, I'd gotten the requisite number hours of sleep I desired and I'd pumped with ease. Then, I saw the local morning news. One of the top stories was about yet another victim of c...

4-year-old calls 911 nearly 300 times in June

I'm always worried about letting my kid play with my cell phone -- because I know that, sooner or later, she's bound to call a number I'd rather she didn't. Like 911 for instance. That's the number a 4-year-old girl from suburban Chicago called 287 ...

The importance of knowing infant CPR

Do you know basic first aid for your child? You probably do, whether you took a class on it, were a girl scout/boy scout or you just learned how to treat basic cuts and scrapes from good old experience. But what about if your child were choking (or ...

Toddler calls 911 to say that "Mommy fell over"

I guess I should stop reading Nolan books about hockey and Sherman the Dog and start hunting for books on emergency procedures. At least, that's the lesson I took away from this article about a 4-year-old boy who knew to call 911 after his Mother col...

32 + 6 + 911 = Hero

Take a 32-year-old woman, add a bit of birthday celebration and anaphylactic shock, a precocious six-year-old, and a single 9-1-1 lesson and you've got a recipe to let a true hero show her colors. Cindy Hayes had a sudden, severe allergic reaction an...

Girl calls 911 to report card cheating grandpa

A 7-year-old Wisconsin girl committed the ultimate act of tattling when she recently called 911 to report that her grandfather was cheating at cards. According to the girl's grandmother, she had recently learned how to dial 911 and felt it was accept...

Details you might want to share with child care providers

When I work at a local drop-in nursery during the winter months, I am always amazed at what the parents don't tell us when they drop off their kids. Sure, we always inquire about any dietary needs or allergies, but that covers a fairly limited territ...

Hasselhoff parents bickering over daughter's wound

David Hasselhoff and his wife have become embroiled in a fight regarding a scratch on their daughter's arm. Hailey, age 14, was taken to an emergency room Sunday night after David Hasselhoff called 9-1-1 about the scratch. Although he was across the ...

Woman calls 911 looking for more than just a rescue

When we find ourselves single and over the age of 25, we might feel at a disadvantage. Insecurities of just how to meet Mr. Right or worries about gravity taking its ugly toll on our anatomies might tug at our self esteems. But one woman figured out ...

Teaching your kids how to call 9-1-1

It could be that one of the most important lessons you ever teach your child is just how exactly they should call an emergency number. Knowing just when they should pick up the phone to reach out for help is a vital lesson. Following is a short list ...

Mother dies when 911 call goes unanswered

We've brought you stories of young children taking quick action to save the lives of ailing caregivers by calling 911 or performing CPR. Usually their calls for help are answered promptly, but not for Sherrill Turner. Turner's 5-year-old son called 9...

Toddler calls 911 after parent's murder

A two year old boy called 911 to tell dispatchers something was very wrong at his house. His parents, Steven and Michelle Andrews were found dead at the home, the little boy was unharmed. Details about the deaths are sketchy at this time, but the lit...

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