LOCAL 9-1-1 KID HERO RECOGNIZED AT NATIONAL
9-1-1 CALL REGARDING AN INFANT NOT BREATHING
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On Tuesday, August
3, 2010, at 11:00 AM, a local area Kid Hero was recognized at the
2010 National 9-1-1 Awards Ceremony held
at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, TX. The Association
of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), Plant CML and
9-1-1 for Kids will be recognizing several Texas children and dispatchers,
in conjunction with the national APCO conference.
Our local hero is eight-year old, Julio Jimenez from Harris County.
On April 16, 2009, The Cypress Creek EMS Communications center
received a call for a choking baby and dispatched an ambulance.
The call was from Julio Jimenez who was calling because his baby
brother was having trouble breathing. The young hero followed
the instructions given by the dispatchers prior to the paramedics
on the scene. The medic unit arrived and transported the baby
to the hospital. What started out as a frightening evening
in a happy ending for all thanks to young Julio’s bravery
and quick thinking.
“Julio was brave and remained calm, better than many adults, said Tammy
Parker, Cypress Creek Comm Center Supervisor.
Cypress Creek EMS call takers Chris Blankenheim and Cecelia Noll
will also be recognized for the handling of the call.