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Thursday, November 16, 2017

A 9-year-old boy's quick actions recently helped save the life of his 1-month-old sibling when the infant stopped breathing. Fire Department officials said the children's mother found the baby choking Saturday afternoon and, in a panic, called out for help. The 9-year-old, who authorities did not identify by name, ran into the room, announced that he knew what to do and promptly called 911. Ashley Romano, a dispatcher with the Danbury 911 communications center, answered the call and, after getting some information from the boy, provided instructions on life-saving CPR for the infant, which the boy relayed to his mother. By the time paramedics arrived a short time later, the baby was breathing again. The infant was rushed to Danbury Hospital and is reported to be in good condition.




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"The end results of this boy's actions is that it saved a life," said James Gagliardo, a spokesman for the department. "I hope the boy decides to become a dispatcher some day. He was very calm on the phone while relaying instructions to his mother and that made all the difference."


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Kid Heroes...


#1 | Posted by Corky at 2017-11-16 11:14 PM | Reply

Not every hero wears a cape made from a bath towel. Well done, young man...

#2 | Posted by catdog at 2017-11-17 08:24 AM | Reply

Always helpful to have someone around who does not panic in an emergency.

#3 | Posted by Sully at 2017-11-17 09:19 AM | Reply

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