Everett 911 dispatcher Michael Landoli was honored by Mayor Carlo DeMaria and members of the Board of Aldermen Monday night for his actions during his dispatch shift several months ago, which helped the Everett fire department save the life of a choking child.
Mayor DeMaria, reading from the citation, recalled Landoli’s efforts during an emergency call in February, when a frantic mother called 911 because her child was choking. According to the record of events on that evening, dispatchers initially thought the frantic caller was telling them that she lived at 18 Main Street.
“Mr. Landoli realized that the numbers don’t go that low on Main Street and correctly determined that she was calling from 18 May Street,” explained Mayor DeMaria. “By passing that information onto the responding units as quickly as he did, precious minutes were saved and that contributed to the fire department successfully saving that young child’s life.”
DeMaria and the Board of Aldermen praised the professionalism and quick thinking shown by Landoli during the call and presented him with the citation.