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Cousins, 9, Take Control of Uncle's Car When He Suffers Seizure at the Wheel

Imagine riding in a car when the driver starts having a seizure. On the freeway. Oh, and you're 9. That's what happened to cousins Kadie and Kolby Christie when their uncle lost control of his truck earlier this week, the Fox affiliate in...One cousin stopped the car and the other called 911.

Girl Calls 911 From Car as Her Mother Allegedly Drives Drunk

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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. ...

911 Dispatcher Saves His Son's Life During Frantic Call from His Wife

Chris Scott, a 23-year-old 911 dispatcher in Lacey, Wash., got a frantic call from the mother of a choking victim last week. On the phone was his wife, Janna. Jacob, their 6-month-old son, was choking on a piece of plastic. Janna Scott tells...

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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Is Your Child Safe? Take This Quiz to Find Out

June is National Safety Month, Mom. Are your children safe? Although you can't control everything that happens, there are lots of things you can do to prepare your children for emergency and make your home and yard safe for play this summer. Take...

Making Sick Days Better

It happens to every mom. On the day you're giving a presentation or attending an important event, your child says, Mommy, my tummy feels funny. One memorable morning I was dressing for a meeting when first-grader James announced that he was...

UPS Man Really Delivers

Our UPS guy has delivered everything from diapers to Land Rover parts, antique computers to boxes of little foam shapes. One thing he has not delivered, though, is a baby. That special honor goes distinctly to UPS deliveryman Craig Ramirez of Carol...

Choking toddler saved by babysitter's parrot

When two-year-old Hannah started choking on her snack, no one was around to help. No one human, anyway. Hannah's babysitter was in the bathroom, completely unaware, but someone did see that Hannah needed help - the babysitter's pet parrot. The...

Britney Spears' son rushed to hospital

Britney Spears' son Jayden was rushed to the hospital on Sunday, after suffering an apparent allergic reaction. Britney and her sons are visiting family in Kentwood, Louisiana. At some point in the afternoon, he became "vague and unresponsive,"...

Sesame Street prepares for an emergency

(Click the photo to see the 5 Most Irritating Kids Shows on TV) The lovable Muppets of Sesame Street have never shied away from difficult topics. There was a series of episodes wherein Big Bird's nest was destroyed by a hurricane, a grease fire in...

Baby uses cellphone to get help

When Linda Wright heard her eleven-month-old granddaughter, Amelia, answer the cellphone, she knew something wasn't right. The baby wasn't allowed to play with the phone, under normal circumstances, so when she heard her say "Who's that?" and "Mama",...

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,...

What to put in your emergency kit

Though tornadoes aren't that common in my city, the weather's been awful weird this spring. So last week, when an emergency warning on the TV announced that a tornado had been spotted five miles away and was headed straight for us, you can bet your...

San Francisco Police take on school shootings

We were all in the car, taking Jared to school when we spotted the police cars at the high school a couple of blocks away. A dozen of them, perhaps more. We would have been concerned, had we not seen the large highway signs saying "Police Training in...

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...

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