A 4 yr outdated boy from Pembrokeshire who referred to as for an ambulance utilizing Siri when his mum turned unwell has been praised for his actions.

Courageous Beau Austin requested Siri through an iPhone to dial 999 when his mum Jess, who’s within the first trimester of her being pregnant, fainted by way of experiencing unwanted side effects of her morning illness medicine.

Beau spoke to Ashley Web page, a 999 Emergency Medical Providers name taker at Welsh Ambulance Service, who rapidly recognized Beau was on his personal along with his mum and tailored a extra child-friendly type and approach to acquire Beau’s residence handle. Though Jess recovered briefly to verify her full handle and reply some questions, she fainted a second time and the ambulance service once more referred to as on Beau for his assist.

Ashley inspired Beau to name his mum and try to get her to reply, and she or he got here round a second time and spoke to Ashley. Whereas they waited for assist to reach, they found that Beau had contacted 999 utilizing Siri, a digital private assistant discovered on Apple telephones.

Ashley mentioned: “We incessantly take calls from kids and youthful folks, however I believe that is the primary time I’ve heard of a four-year-old utilizing Siri to contact us. I didn’t even know you could possibly do this! It’s nice that voice expertise can be utilized on this means.

“As name handlers we’re skilled to speak to callers by way of potential emergencies, and it was Beau’s information of expertise, consciousness of his handle and staying calm that actually made a distinction and helped his mum and us.”

Mum Jess mentioned: “Each dad and I are extraordinarily pleased with Beau. We’re so impressed by what he did, the best way he dealt with himself and the vital abilities he has learnt. We can’t let you know how proud we each are of our superb little boy.”

To recognise his bravery and intelligent considering, Ashley, the ambulance service’s mascot Jack and the Affected person Expertise and Neighborhood Involvement (PECI) crew got here to Beau’s college in Hook to award him with an “I Am Courageous” certificates and goodie bag.

Fiona Maclean, Service Person Expertise Supervisor from Welsh Ambulance Service’s PECI crew, mentioned: “Beau’s story reveals how vital it’s for kids to know their residence handle, together with their postcode ideally. We have interaction with colleges and communities to encourage kids to be taught their residence handle and what to do in an emergency.”

Headteacher Louise John, of Hook Neighborhood Main College, added: “We’re all very pleased with Beau, and with the assist of Welsh Ambulance Service we plan to show all of our kids the significance of realizing their very own handle and first help abilities.”



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Notes to editors:

• The Welsh Ambulance Service has signed as much as and absolutely helps the United Nation Conference on the Rights of the Youngster (UNCRC), and seeks each alternative to interact with kids and younger folks throughout Wales to seize their experiences and promote the Ambulance Service Youngsters & Younger Individuals’s Guarantees. This features a pledge to take heed to and contain kids and younger folks in a means they perceive.

• Each October, the Belief visits Main colleges to advertise “Shoctober”, a marketing campaign which teaches junior pupils about different native well being providers that may assist, applicable use of 999, and lifesaving abilities. This contains restoration place, CPR, defibrillators and learn how to assist somebody who’s choking.

• Different engagement initiatives being carried out throughout the Service embody Essential Crew and the College Vacation Enrichment Programme (SHEP).



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