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Public Communications (MS-11)
614 Division Street, Port Orchard, WA
Phone: 360.337.4598


October 11, 2005
Contact: Richard Kirton, Deputy Director, CENCOM
Phone: 360-307-5900
Contact: John Taylor, spokesperson for the family, 360-710-5201
No. 05-09

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CENCOM Dispatcher to Meet Parents of Baby Delivered at Park-and-Ride

—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.

To contact the Kitsap County Public Information Office, 
call PJ Callahan at 360-337-4481 or email:

Last Updated:  May 27, 2014