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911 Dispatcher Saves Two Lives In One Shift

RICKEY STOKES

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Posted by: RStokes
Date: Sep 13 2020 12:19 PM

This article is about Bunnell Florida 911 dispatcher. But right here in Dothan 911, HOUSTON County 911, and surrounding 911 centers they are EMD ( emergency Medical Dispatchers ) trained to calm the caller and step the caller through life saving instructions until emergency units arrive.


The dispatchers are the glue that keeps the ship operating but are never seen or given the credit they deserve. THEY ARE the common denominator in all of the emergency situation.


BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A 21-year-old dispatcher for the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office helped save two lives in the span of an hour during a recent 12-hour shift.


The News-Journal reported that the dramatic shift started at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 6 when McKenzie Davis took a call from a frantic mother. The caller's 6-month-old child wasn't breathing.


Davis helped calm the woman down before describing how to administer CPR to the infant.


“The baby was turning color and I knew it needed CPR right away,” Davis said. “That mother, she listened and did a really great job.”


After a full round of CPR, the baby began breathing and moving. The child was transported to a children’s hospital.


“When the mother told me the baby was breathing, it was a weight lifted off my chest,” Davis said. “I think I did a pretty loud exhale. When she told me the baby was crying, I said ‘That’s good. That means he’s breathing.’”


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