From public safety spokesman Bill Kaempffer:
Mayor Bill Finch proclaimed April 17, 2015, as Alexander Cody Day in the City of Bridgeport. Alexander called 911 after his mother suffered multiple seizures and provided operators from 911 and AMR with key, potentially life-saving information.
“Alexander stepped up and provided the courage and information that saved his mom’s life,” said Mayor Bill Finch. “I couldn’t be more proud and grateful.”
Mayor Finch honored Alexander Friday for the assistance he provided 911 operators and operators from American Medical Response last Saturday when his mother suffered multiple seizures.
“It is an honor to have you here,” said Mayor Finch. “You did everything right. You listened to what your mom taught you. You listened to your firefighters. You listened to your teachers.”
Alexander, his mother Penny Poole and brother Jaymani toured the Emergency Operation Center and 911 center Friday. Alexander was honored by 911 and AMR dispatchers.
“To see that smile, that means the world to us,” said 911 operator Kimberly Thompson.
Stephanie Taylor, a supervisor with AMR, remembered the 911 call with Alexander.
“He was calm and collected,” said Taylor, who relayed information to the medics en route. “He was even ready to coach me. He was amazing.”
His mother, Penny Poole, acknowledged that she was never sure if Alexander was listening when she told him what to do in an emergency.
“Now I know he was paying attention. I’m very proud. I wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for him.”