In June this year, Anna who works in our 111 service had picked up her little boy Lucas from school and the pair where driving home when Anna heard Lucas shout to pull the car over and to call 999.
Lucas had spotted an elderly gentleman lying on the floor with nobody round him with what looked like a serious head injury. Anna pulled the car over safely and the pair jumped out to help the man and rang for help.
Whilst Anna called 999, Lucas continued to talk to the gentlemen to make sure he was okay and waited with him and wouldn’t leave him until he knew he was safe.
Anna said: “My partner and I both work for the ambulance service and I have always had conversations with Lucas about calling 999 and caring for people, so you could say it is in his blood.
“I am so proud of him and what he did that day. He is such an assertive, kind and caring lad and he was genuinely concerned about this gentleman.”
Teaching our children and future generations the right reason to call 999 could save your life – we have had callers as young as four call us because their parent is unconscious.
We are asking parents and guardians to make sure they take five minutes to sit down with their children and explain when to call 999, especially if the adult is not awake. It is important that children know their address and postcode so that if they need to call 999 we can get an ambulance to them as quickly as possible.
Make sure your children know:
- how to call 999
- their home address
- how to open the front door in an emergency
To access all the information your child needs about calling 999 visit – what happens when you call 999.