Girl, 5, Dials 911 As Mother Chokes; Thought She Was Calling Her Dad

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (July 12, 2013)--A quick-thinking 5-year-old New Jersey girl calmly dialed 911 when her mother began choking on a chip, but thought it was her father who would come to the rescue.

"Daddy, mommy's choking," Chloe Olson told the 911 dispatcher Tuesday in the town of Ridgewood, N.J.

After opening the front door at the dispatcher's request, she ended her call with, "Love you, bye."

Chloe's mother, , Kerry Olson, had stopped choking by the time rescue units arrived, but police told WCBS-TV in New York Chloe may still receive special recognition for her quick reaction.

Her parents say police and fire officials also deserve credit for introducing students to a catchy jingle telling them, "Don't be scared, pick up the phone and dial 911."


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