FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 11, 2005
Contact: Richard Kirton, Deputy Director, CENCOM
Contact: John Taylor, spokesperson for the family, 360-710-5201
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CENCOM Dispatcher to Meet Parents of Baby Delivered at
BREMERTON, WA—CENCOM, Kitsap
County's 9-1-1 central communication center, will hold a media opportunity
on October 12, 2005, at 2:00 p.m., at 911 Carver Street in Bremerton. Thomas
Redding and Shellie Cohagen, parents of the baby born on Monday morning at
the Park-and-Ride near Port Orchard, are coming to the center to meet the
call receiver who took their
9-1-1 call at 8:30 a.m. on October 10, 2005.
The call, originated by Redding, advised CENCOM that his
fiancee, Shellie Cohagen, was in labor. The couple was en
route to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale when they had to pull over to the
Park-and-Ride. Units from South Kitsap Fire and Rescue were immediately
dispatched and arrived on scene at 8:39 a.m.. With assistance from the 9-1-1
call receiver, the father delivered the baby boy (Nicholai Thomas William
Redding) at 8:36 a.m., prior to the arrival of fire and rescue.
A medic unit from South Kitsap Fire and
Rescue transported the mother and baby to Harrison Hospital in Silverdale.
CENCOM is responsible for answering all 911 and
non-emergency calls for police, fire, emergency medical and animal control
services. The call center provides the citizens of Kitsap County with quick
24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week access to emergency services by a highly
trained and devoted team of 60 professionals.
CENCOM is equipped with Automatic Location Identification
(ALI). ALI automatically displays the caller's telephone number, the
address/location of the telephone and supplementary emergency services
information. This information allows the operator to dispatch the
appropriate emergency service provider.