9:48 AMRickey Stokes
Posted by: RStokes
Date: Jun 19 2022 9:57 AM
DOTHAN: This morning while getting ready I hard Dothan Police 911 dispatch Dothan Police - Dothan Fire and Pilcher Ambulance to a possible medical emergency.
My heart sank when I heard the call. A four year old called 911 because he could not get his mother to wake up.
My heart sank because I thought the worse. His mother was possibly dead and this four year old child found her and tried to wake her up.
Multiple law enforcement, fire - EMS and Battallion Chief of Dothan Fire Department rolled. The Dothan 911 dispatchers did an awesome job of keeping this four year old calm.
When emergency units arrived it was not the worse case. The mom was alive.
While I do not know the circumstances other than Pilcher Ambulance and Dothan Fire transported someone it made me realize.
As a former Board Member and former Chairman of the City of Dothan-Houston County Emergency Communications District Board - 911 - ( not on the board anymore ), we needed then and they need now a strong education course in teaching young children to dial 911 when emergencies exist.
The child knew what to do when an emergency exists. And to teach children in the future the importance of dialing 911 for emergencies.