Belfast Telegraph

Editor's Viewpoint: Heroes every one

How many of us would simply panic if confronted with a life or death emergency? The probability is quite a lot of us.

Which makes the actions of little James Faulkner all the more remarkable. He was aged just seven when he dialled 999 for an ambulance after finding his grandmother unconscious in bed. He had been taught by his dad to call the emergency number if someone was unwell or if a fire broke out and he remembered the lesson.

The young boy undoubtedly saved his grandmother's life and deserves all the praise heaped on him for his actions. But we should also remember the emergency services who have to respond to such calls every day and save thousands of lives. Like James they too are heroes.

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