A 911 dispatcher in Florida is being praised after helping to resuscitate two lives during her shift. The 21-year-old woman known as McKenzie Davis provided CPR instructions over the phone and this single act has saved the lives of two people.
The whole thing started around 3:33 p.m. when Davis received a call from a frantic mother. She had reported that her six-month-old baby had stopped breathing, according to a press release.
On hearing this, Davis calmed the mom down and provided CPR instructions over the phone. Davis ensured the compressions were being done at the appropriate speed by counting aloud over the phone, officials said.
After the mother went through the CPR, her baby started breathing again, according to the sheriff’s office. The baby was later moved to a children’s hospital for further observation.
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Davis also helped to resuscitate another person during her shift; the 71-year-old man had stopped breathing in a different incident.
The 911 dispatcher got a call from another woman at about 4:38pm reporting that her husband was in a swimming pool and not breathing, according to officials.
Davis did what she knew best by calming the distressed woman and then instructed her to take the man out of the water.Family members who were on scene carried the man to dry land, but no one was able to carry out CPR, so Davis provided the instructions over the phone, according to authorities.
The family members performed the CPR under Davis’ direction and then deputies arrived to continue with the CPR, the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office said in its release. By the time Paramedics arrived, they observed that the dying man still had a strong pulse and then he was moved to a nearby hospital.
9-1-1 is the number you call in your darkest hour and it is the voice on the other end of the line that can help you through whatever situation you are facing.Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly
Davis has been a dispatcher for two good years and has been saving lives. She said she got back to duty soon after helping to save the man.