Every day 911 dispatchers send rescuers into life or death situations. Those who go to the scene will tell you the sooner they arrive, the better it is for the patient.
A nervous father and an experienced Howard County dispatcher teamed up Tuesday morning to deliver a baby who was coming fast. It happened on the side of Route 100 near Columbia.
Howard County police say a 911 dispatcher talked a man through the delivery of his son while the man and the baby’s mother were in a car on the side of a highway.
A Montgomery County 911 dispatcher is off the job after falling asleep on the job. It happened in April but the tapes are just being released as the investigation continues.
When 911 is dialed, these men and women are on the other end. And every year, each county in Maryland recognizes one 911 operator for their oustanding service.