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State agency to honor local girl

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Eight-year-old Sabrina Terstegge will be awarded by the Indiana National Emergency Number Association (911 NENA) April 2 for her calm demeanor while making a 911 call on behalf of her grandmother. [Order this photo]
An 8-year-old girl and the two 911-dispatchers who assisted her in helping her grandmother during a medical emergency will be recognized for their efforts during Indiana's National Emergency Number Association (911 NENA) conference in Indianapolis.

On August 19, 2008, dispatchers Jerry Jordan and Cathy Swearingen received a call from Sabrina Terstegge. She told them her grandmother had fallen in the kitchen and was unable to move.

Terstegge was also upset because the water in the kitchen sink was overflowing and she could not turn the faucet off.

With her grandfather working nights, it was not the first time the girl has called for help.

"Sabrina had called a few times before, sometimes at night, to get help for her grandmother," Jordan told The Brazil Times.

According to information provided by 911 NENA, Terstegge has always remained calm, answered all the questions dispatchers asked of her and provided information to assist in a quicker response time for medical personnel.

Terstegge, Jordan and Swearingen -- along with two other dispatchers and another child from Bartholomew County -- will be recognized with certificates of merit and some gifts during a dinner at the 911 NENA conference on April 2.

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Its nice to read such a wonderful story for a change!! Kudos Sabrina!!

-- Posted by tbdldam on Sun, Mar 15, 2009, at 10:25 PM

How sweet!!

-- Posted by ape1 on Mon, Mar 16, 2009, at 1:20 PM

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