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Special award to be given to five year old life saver

 

February 13, 2020



DAYTON—On Friday, February 28th at 4 p.m. at the Columbia County Courthouse, a Life Saving Award will be presented to five year old Carl Burnstad in the Court Room. Mr. Burnstad dialed 911 when his mother became unresponsive. Due to limitations of the E911 phone systems when cellular calls are placed, it would have been very difficult to locate the family in the rural location where they live.

Columbia County recently started using RapidSOS which is a service that aids in locating cellular callers to a more precise location than previously possible. RapidSOS, along with Carl’s quick thinking, allowed the emergency responders to be guided directly to his residence. Without Carl dialing 911, it is very unlikely his mother would have survived. Without RapidSOS, Emergency responders would have been significantly delayed in reaching her, putting her at greater risk.

The public is invited to celebrate Carl at this event.

 

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