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This preschooler called 911, and what she told the dispatcher blew me away.

If you haven't talked to your kids about what to do in case of an emergency, 4-year-old Calise's story is just the motivation you need.

Meet 4-year-old Calise.

One day while her dad was at work, her pregnant mom had a seizure. Thankfully, she knew exactly what to do.


Calise picked up the phone and called 911.


The fact that a 4-year-old was not only able to call 911, give her address, and remain calm while her mother was having a seizure is nothing short of incredible. Talk about a hero! Are your eyes welling up yet? 'Cause I'm bawling.

Calise was prepared because she and her mother had practiced what to do in the event of an emergency.

Because she's epileptic, Calise's mother began practicing how to call 911 along with her name and full address when Calise was just 2.

Not only did her mother get to the hospital in time, but her new baby brother was delivered safe and healthy. This is just another reminder of how important it is to teach kids what to do in case of an emergency. Even if you don't have health issues, you can never be too careful or start teaching safety too early.


Check out this great resource for parents and teachers from 911 for Kids to help create an emergency plan for your family. Watch the full video below and share it to encourage your friends and family to talk about 911 safety with their kids!


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