Local Youngster Recognized for Using 911 to Help Mom

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Published on June 11 2013 9:47 pm
Last Updated on July 14 2013 4:07 pm
Written by Greg Sapp

(911 SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR JODI MOOMAW PRESENTS GIFTS TO KATIE RUSH WHILE EFFINGHAM MAYOR MERV GILLENWATER AND 911 BOARD CHAIRMAN NICK ALTHOFF LOOK ON)

A local girl was recognized at Tuesday's Effingham County 911 Board meeting for using 911 to help her mom.

Katie Rush is nine years old.  She phoned 911 on May 28 when her mother fell ill.  Talking with 911 telecommunicator Danielle Newman, Katie gave authorities good information on her mom and her condition and also relayed information from Newman to share with her mom to help her while emergency services crews were on the way to assist her.

Effingham County Mayor Merv Gillenwater and 911 Committee Chairman Nick Althoff signed a certificate that they presented to Katie and 911 System Administrator Jodi Moomaw gave her some gifts recognizing Katie's good work.

(911 TELECOMMUNICATOR DANIELLE NEWMAN WITH KATIE RUSH)