Girl gets fire department award
On February 20, 10-year-old Halli Forsman saved her moms life when she called 911. Home alone with her mother while her dad was working late, Halli came downstairs and found her mom unconscious. She immediately called 911 and calmly gave the operator the information needed to dispatch Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Advance Life Support (ALS) services to her address.
When the EMS from North Whatcom Fire and Rescue Services arrived, Halli was talking to the EMS dispatcher on the phone and at the same time with her dad on the cell phone. She then gave emergency personnel all the information needed regarding her mom’s medical history, medications, allergies to medicine and other information that assisted personnel to quickly determine the problem and intervene with a positive outcome.
Personnel on scene were impressed with Halli’s ability to remain calm and give important and accurate information to assist her mother. As a result the North Whatcom Professional Firefighters IAFF(International Association of Firefighters) Local 3867 presented Halli with a “Community Service Award” to recognize her outstanding abilities in an emergency.
On Tuesday, April 13 at Blaine elementary school this special award was presented to Halli in front of her classmates.