Paul Horsey, manager of Emergency Medical Services for St. Clare's, said that what Eric did was great because he knew his home address and was able to give it to the 911 operators immediately.
"It's very important that kids, starting at that age, start to know their home address," he
said, adding that children armed with that knowledge also would be able to give it to police should they become lost.
"The parents obviously did a very good job teaching their son the basics," he
said."Not many have that knowledge or instinct."Horsey
said that parents with young children would do themselves some good if they take a CPR class.He
said a parent who discovers that their child isn't breathing should immediately seek help, lay the child on his
side, and make sure his
head is facing straight ahead, which is a better breathing position.