I just received a press release about how a ten year old knew how to save his father’s life after he called 911. I looked at it and of course I thought he’s 10 years old and he knew to call 911 and follow their direction. I would hope that my child at that age would also be able to do that without a second thought. But at age five and six if I was suddenly passed out dead to the world would they know what to do? Would they even know to call 911?
Ten year old Nizhoni Newman of Kirkland knew what to do. When her father went into cardiac arrest, she called 9-1-1, took directions from the call taker and performed CPR to help save her father’s life. Of course my children are too young to save my life but would they even know to call 911. I fear my daughter would call my husband first. And I’m willing to admit that’s not a bad thing but when seconds count is that enough?
I want to help others educate their children. I live in a county very close to King County and I used to live in King County and I know that King county has sound advice to give. So because they asked me to share this with you,no matter what county you live in, please make sure you educate your children on life saving techniques no matter what their age is.
King County would like to reach more parents and child educators on important, potentially life-saving safety lessons. So I’m sharing the following resources:
· Their new downloadable coloring book introducing Emery the emergency penguin. Emery offers tools and tips to kids on how to stay safe.
· King County’s E-911 Program’s Facebook page featuring timely safety tools, tips, events and news for the region.
Please educate your children on how to save a life!