A 911 call over bedtime by an aggrieved 10-year-old and at a hidden crash site fishermen find two little girls: It was a great week for first responders and a good time for parents to review the 911 rules with kids.
Washington State Patrol/AP
America’s first responders had a lot to handle this week, from the heroic to the half-baked. On one hand, two commercial fishermen, one a former first responder, saved two young girls by acting on a hunch, conversely, a 10-year-old boy in Massachusetts called 911 on his mom because he didn't want to go to bed. It reminds us as parents that we need to teach our kids what to do in an emergency and when they are crying wolf.
In the first case it was an adult calling 911 to help rescue two little girls, ages four and two: Scott Beutler – the former first responder, now a commercial fisherman – saw a fresh gash in a tree beside an Oregon highway and his training and instincts told him something was amiss. Mr. Beutler was driving with his co-worker Kraai McClure (who made the 911 call) when they saw a gash in a tree, according to the Associated Press.
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