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9-1-1 Hero Award ceremony at zoo Thursday kicks off month of learning 9-1-1 skills for children

King County 911 Program Office is bringing 9-1-1 skills to children all over the county during April, to help them know what to do in an emergency. The kickoff event, at 10:30 a.m. this Thursday at Woodland Park Zoo’s Zoomazium, will feature a 9-1-1 Hero Award ceremony for 9-year-old Austin Holdt, who called 9-1-1 in December when his grandmother fell unconscious.

The program is taking its Emery the Emergency Penguin storybook tour to 13 libraries across King County in April. Children will hear the new story “Emery and the Ice Carnival,” learn a 9-1-1 song and receive an Emery coloring book.

You can hear the catchy 9-1-1 jingle and find other resources on the King County 9-1-1 website.