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Young girls respond quickly in emergency
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes.
And even children can be well-trained heroes.
This was certainly the case recently when 4-year-old Kaelyn Stinnett and 7-year-old Kelsie Stinnett acted swiftly to avoid a disaster -- just as they had been taught.
Young Kaelyn discovered a fire in a bathroom of the family home and raised the alarm: "Fire! Fire! Get out! Get out!"
Kelsie had learned last year in kindergarten to call 911 in an emergency, and she immediately called to report the fire.
Fortunately, the girls' mother, Tana Stinnett, was able to douse the fire using the bucket from a potty chair.
Well, no one ever said being a hero was glamorous.
The girls each got a plaque from their family for responding so well in an emergency situation.
And they taught all of us a good lesson: With proper training, we can all do our part when we are confronted by real-life emergencies.
Congratulations to all the Stinnetts.