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911 dispatcher answers call she will never forget

911 Dispatcher Answers Call She Will Never Forget

While training a dispatcher for the Marysville Police Department in California, Britney Melchor got a 911 call she'll never forget: Her 14-month-old baby was choking, according to Fox40.

In late May, baby Maverick had a small, metal washer lodged in his throat. His father, Robert Kimball, wasn't able to get it to go down.

"Can you respond to my aid?" Melchor, audibly shaken, could be heard on radio traffic from that day. "My child is choking. Medical is en route."

As the ambulance was on its way, Kimball was able to dislodge the washer on his own. "He's -– well -– he's amazing," Melchor said of her fiancé.

Melchor was since honored with a certificate of appreciation from the Marysville City Council

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girly_t July 12 2014 at 12:17 PM

My husband is a dispatcher and had to pick up the 911 call when my stepmom killed herself. Worst call he's ever taken. I don't know how dispatchers do it, you have no idea what calls are coming in, who's going to be in the other end or what's going to be on the other end, but everyday I'm still thankful for all of you no matter how had it is!

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Welcome William July 11 2014 at 12:05 PM

Thanks to the Creator this beautiful child was saved .You go Dad :WAY TO GO DONT EVER GIVE UP.

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meepstein Welcome William July 12 2014 at 2:09 PM

Why didn't he prevent it from happening in the first place?

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petermacso July 12 2014 at 2:10 PM


Glad the tot is doing well, don't envy him the NEXT DAY!

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grudgrime petermacso July 12 2014 at 3:11 PM

I thought the same thing!!! They sure left out a lot.

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Hello Beautiful petermacso July 12 2014 at 7:41 PM

AOL/Huffington Post. Same lame writers.

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rwilliamhoward July 12 2014 at 11:00 AM

A part of the 'Learning Curve' gone wrong. Whatever baby gets ahold of seems to go into his/her mouth. Then they sometimes breathe in (as in this case) and asperate the object. Small items, like this one, need to be kept out of reach. How did the father get it out of his (Maverick's) left lung?

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wickedcoolally July 12 2014 at 10:48 AM

Kid was probably trying to do himself in for having such a stupid name....Maverick? Holy Hannah!

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rlmcanoe wickedcoolally July 12 2014 at 11:03 AM

you're horrible, what a terrible thing to say, just because you don't like the name, does not mean anything, we are all entitled to name our children what we want to, how do you know that was not a grandfathers name and they wanted to keep it in the family, you are shallow

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meepstein wickedcoolally July 12 2014 at 2:10 PM

Sorry, but there is still no cure for stupid.

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crystalblue.judy July 12 2014 at 10:08 PM

This is when the marysville, washington police dept had tunnels in the evidence room and what came in went back out and this is when theres that pesky radar proof vinyl siding on the satelite dishes and co axe cable connected to underground recycled computers hooked into the banks ded I sed that yes I ded

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Jane Coryell crystalblue.judy July 13 2014 at 1:57 PM


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crystalblue.judy July 12 2014 at 10:07 PM

This is when we havent noticed the wiring and tape tinfoil staples nails and secret tracking in rocks around the telephone poles and who inspected that?

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bcat79 July 12 2014 at 9:21 PM

Precious little guy. So glad he's fine.

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I LOVE YOU JENNY July 12 2014 at 9:04 PM

Brittany, save the pizza!!!!!!!!

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Hello Beautiful July 12 2014 at 7:44 PM

And what you are NOT suppose to do: IF you can't see it, don't stick your fingers in to pull it out (only if you can see it) or you may lodge it even more. Pushing it down? YIKES. Take an American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED course. Infant CPR/choking is included.

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