Nine-year old Manassas resident Angelina Testa was recognized for her heroism during the “Making the Call” ceremony – a part of the Prince William County’s Public Safety Day.
Testa had called 911 when she realized her mother was having a seizure.
“Angelina was only nine years old at the time of the incident when she called 9-1-1 in an emergency. She remained calm throughout events, and is credited with helping out during a medical emergency,” stated a release.
Testa was nominated for an award from the fire department for the way she handled herself throughout the incident.
“She did an excellent job telling the call taker her phone number and home address, and giving all the necessary information for responding units on the way.” He said the Manassas-area girl opened the front door so rescue units could come in, and she reassured the family member that help was on the way,” stated Prince William telecommunicator J. Gregory in a release.
Testa was given an award for her bravery at the ceremony hosted by the Office of Public Safety Communications, which is jointly run by the Prince William County Police Department and the Prince William Department of Fire and Rescue.
The Police and Fire departments jointly administer the Office of Public Safety Communications.
“The Make the Right Call program shows the importance of knowing how to properly use 9-1-1 when emergency help is needed,” stated Fire Chief Kevin McGee in a release.
“Please join us in congratulating this young lady for properly using 9-1-1 to help save lives,” stated Police Chief Barry Barnard in a release.
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