Quick-thinking Jersey Shore toddler calls 9-1-1 to say she can’t wake mother

     Kimberly Greenspan, Brick Township 911 Operator, and Public Safety Telecommunicator  Richard Incremona with the 3-year-old Brick Township girl who dialed 9-1-1 when she couldn't wake her mother. (Image courtesy of the Brick Township Police Department)

    Kimberly Greenspan, Brick Township 911 Operator, and Public Safety Telecommunicator Richard Incremona with the 3-year-old Brick Township girl who dialed 9-1-1 when she couldn't wake her mother. (Image courtesy of the Brick Township Police Department)

    A woman is doing just fine thanks to the quick-thinking actions of her three-year-old daughter, authorities say.

    The Brick Township toddler dialed 9-1-1 on Feb. 4 to say she couldn’t wake her mother. 

    The call was answered by Monmouth County Public Safety Telecommunicator Richard Incremona, who kept the girl on the phone until dispatchers could trace the cell number to an address.

    The county dispatch office contacted Brick Township Police Dispatcher Kimberly Greenspan, who sent officers to an apartment building.

    But arriving officers determined that the mother and daughter lived at another address, and that’s when Greenspan kept the child on the phone to retrieve vital location information.

    When police arrived, the dispatcher instructed the girl to open the door. The child’s mother was transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

    Members from both law enforcement agencies yesterday met with the child and her mother to acknowledge the toddler’s actions. 

    “Due to the efforts of this three year old girl and the quick thinking of both dispatchers we can report that mom is doing fine and is extremely proud of her daughter,” a Brick Township Police Department release said. 

    Want a digest of WHYY’s programs, events & stories? Sign up for our weekly newsletter.

    It will take 126,000 members this year for great news and programs to thrive. Help us get to 100% of the goal.