Storybook Tour Teaches Kids When to Dial 9-1-1

March 29, 2016 6:21am

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Every day, 5,000 calls are made locally to 9-1-1. Many residents, especially kids, don’t know how and when to call.
A storybook tour that is aimed to help preschoolers teaching them how, when and where to dial 9-1-1 is coming to Green Lake. Emery the Emergency Penguin storybook tour is a free tour that will be available in 13 libraries across King County through April.

The event is kicking off at Woodland Park Zoo on March 31 with a special speaker, Austin Holdt, a a nine-year-old King County resident dialed 9-1-1 when his grandmother fell unconscious in 2015. Austin was able to keep calm and answer the call-taker’s questions and help arrived to his door within minutes.

Austin Holdt

Austin Holdt

The kickoff event is at Woodland Park Zoo (Zoomazium): Thursday, March 31, 10:30 a.m. (zoo admission required).This event will include a live performance of Emery’s 9-1-1 Emergency Song, a 9-1-1 Hero award presentation, and a reading of the book by the 9-1-1 Dispatcher whose idea inspired the story.

Green Lake Branch Library: Wednesday, April 27, 11:15 a.m.

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