Southland kids given 911 dialing honors

GLENDALE, Calif. They were the honorees at the Los Angeles County 911 Heroes awards ceremony, held Thursday at the CHP Communication Center in Glendale.

The event was put on by 911 for Kids, the official public education program for 911-caller training.

Ariani Gonzales, 9, of Palmdale called 911 for help when her father became very ill. Her father quickly received medical attention.

Kristall Perez, 11, of South Gate, called 911 when her mother started having severe medical pain, and thanks to her quick action, she got the medical care she needed.

Omar Rubio, 12, of Los Angeles, called 911 when his three -year-old cousin was having a seizure. Rubio then relayed instructions in Spanish to his aunt, to help calm his cousin down.

All three of the children were given a special honor and deemed heroes at the ceremony.

The 911 Heroes Awards were established in 1999 by the California State Attorney General, in collaboration with the California Assembly, the Senate, and 911 for Kids.


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