Three children are being recognized after taking action during an emergency.
Steven, Xavier and Yaritza will be honored by the Prince William County Office of Public Safety Communications at a “Make the Right Call” ceremony on September 22.
The presentation, which is part of Public Safety Day, will take place at the Sean T. Connaughton Plaza at 1 p.m.
Public Safety Day is running from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the plaza, according to a release. The plaza is adjacent to the McCoart Building in Woodbridge.
It will offer demonstrations from various agencies, including the Sheriff’s Office and the County’s Office of Emergency Management.
Steven of Woodbridge, then 11 years old, called 911 for his family member. He then assisted the adult until emergency personnel arrived.
Xavier, a Dumfries resident, called 911 when he was 10. Xavier also helped the adult family member, listed to instructions, and let responders inside the house.
Yaritza also called 911 during an emergency. The then-11-year-old, who resides in Manassas, aided a younger family member.
“We congratulate these young people for properly using 9-1-1 to help save lives,” Police Chief Barry Barnard said in a release.
The “Make the Right Call” program emphasizes the importance of calling 911 during an emergency, according to Fire Chief Kevin J. McGee.
Last year, the Office of Public Safety Communications recognized a Manassas resident for calling 911 when her mother was having a seizure.
If there is inclement weather, the children will be recognized in the Board Chambers at the McCoart Building.
To learn more information, contact Nita Lapihuska at 703-792-7068.
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