Kameron Brock, a six-year-old first grade student at Pepperell Primary School, has been named a recipient of the 2015 Young Heroes Award. Emergency Management of Rome and Floyd County, in conjunction with 911, awards the honor. The presentation was made on Friday, October 9 at 10 a.m. at Pepperell Primary. On hand for the special school assembly were emergency responders who participated in the trauma call and other representatives of the Rome/Floyd Fire Department, the Floyd County Police Department, the Floyd County Sheriff's office, the 911 Call Center, and emergency medical responders.
Kameron's Father has a serious heart condition, and when he experienced medical trauma about 10 days ago, Kameron came to his rescue. She dialed 911 and provided information that was needed for dispatchers to assure that they could get to the home quickly. “Kameron is a very brave young lady who remained calm and got help for her dad quickly,” said Rome-Floyd E-911 Director John Blalock as he presented the award.
The first grade class at Pepperell Primary joined in on the presentation and 176 first grade children applauded their classmate as Blalock made the presentation. “Kameron knew that her address would show up on our system when she called from her home phone so she disconnected from the cell phone she first call 911 on and called right back on her home phone,” Blalock said. “With the right address, emergency crews quickly responded to the scene.”
“Kameron showed exemplary character as a responsible young hero as she handled the situation to assure that life-saving measures could be taken for her father,” stated Carmen Jones, principal of Pepperell Primary.” “Kameron used PBIS expectations taught to children at this school as she demonstrated responsibility, respect and safety.” PBIS is a positive behavior incentive program used at the school. Jones added, “The school stresses the importance of being safe, respectful and responsible everywhere students go.”
Floyd County Commissioner Irwin Bagwell addressed the assembly. He said, “You listened to your teachers and followed their directions – this day is about you being a hero.” Floyd County Board of Education member Dr. Tony Daniel was also on hand for the presentation.