Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Ten year old Ladera Ranch Katie Carlson makes 911 call, saves the day

Posted by CotoBlogzz

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA -  On Thursday, March 27, at approximately 2:00 PM, Katie Carlson, 10, Ladera Ranch, called    9-1-1 to report a fire in the garage of her condominium.  She was home early from school and alone when she heard a loud pop and smelled smoke.  Sheriff’s Dispatcher Jennifer Demers answered Katie’s call and remained on the line with her until deputies and firefighters arrived.

Katie’s quick action helped to control the fire and minimize the damage to neighboring condo units.  Dispatcher Demers was able to insure the safety of Katie by making sure that she remained outside the condo despite her concerns for her cats that were inside.

 Katie is described by dispatcher Demers ad incredibly articulate on the phone with.

The   OCSD has nominated Katie for a      9-1-1 Hero Award from the 9-1-1 for Kids organization.  Katie will meet Dispatcher Demers in person  on Friday, April 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM at the  Loma Ridge Facility / Emergency Communications Bureau
2644 Santiago Canyon Road Silverado, CA  92676

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