911 Dispatcher Takes Emergency Call From Her Own Home - Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

911 Dispatcher Takes Emergency Call From Her Own Home

Posted: Updated:

MARYSVILLE, CA- An emergency dispatcher was put to the test as she fielded a 911 call from her own home with her son's life at stake.

Baby Maverick, his mom and dad are happy and smiling - now.

But just six weeks ago, it was a different story.

"It's something that I never wanted to take," dispatcher Britney Melchor said of the call.

While training another dispatcher for Marysville Police, Maverick's mom Britney, had to alert first responders to an emergency unfolding at her own home.

The caller was Mavericks dad, Robert Kimball after a washer became lodged in his 14-month-old's throat.

You could hear from her voice Maverick's mom was in tears so many thoughts running through her head, doing her job and making sure her son was ok.

An X-ray from the hospital showed the object inside the toddler. He stopped breathing and dad, even after the 911 call, didn't give up.

"I finally dislodged it on my own," said Kimball.

From that point on maverick was able to breathe and now he and his parents are breathing a sigh of relief, happy that baby maverick will grow up with a miraculous story to tell about his mom who took a deep breath, and dispatched help to save his life.

  • Spotlight StoriesMore>>

  • Bride saves groom from falling off cliff

    Bride saves groom from falling off cliff

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:16:08 GMT
    A woman saved her husband's life after he lost his balance during their vow renewal ceremony.
    A woman saved her husband's life after he lost his balance during their vow renewal ceremony.
  • School Asks Teen To Change Out of 'Virginity Rocks' T-Shirt

    School Asks Teen To Change Out of 'Virginity Rocks' T-Shirt

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:03:08 GMT
    An Arkansas junior high school made a teenage girl change out of a T-shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” because, according to the school, the shirt could raise awkward questions about sex and any potentially disruptive clothing is banned.
    An Arkansas junior high school made a teenage girl change out of a T-shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” because, according to the school, the shirt could raise awkward questions about sex and any potentially disruptive clothing is banned.
  • Kent State University blasts red-stained sweatshirt sold by Urban Outfitters

    Kent State University blasts red-stained sweatshirt sold by Urban Outfitters

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:28 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:28:05 GMT
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said.
    A sweatshirt being sold by Urban Outfitters featuring fake blood stains and tattered edges with the logo of Kent State University, where four students were killed in a 1970 incident that shocked America, is “beyond poor taste and trivializes a loss of life,” university officials said.
Powered by WorldNow

KTTV FOX 11
1999 S. Bundy Dr.
Los Angeles CA 90025

Main: (310) 584-2000
News Tips? (310) 584-2025

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices