Thursday, October 26, 2023

Calm and cool

Public safety officials from both the police and fire department in Canton Township recently honored third-grade student Rylynn Hill. Rylynn was lauded in front of her fellow students for her quick thinking and action during a medical emergency at her home.  When her mother experienced a severe medical emergency, Rylynn immediately called 9-1-1 and remained calm as she directed emergency personnel to her home. She provided her address, unlocked the door for faster access by responders and ensured that the family dogs were caged so as not to interfere with getting help for her mother. “We encourage the community to use this experience as a teachable moment and encourage you to take the time to help teach your young members of the community the importance of learning their address and phone numbers in case they ever have an emergency,” officials said in a prepared statement.