|Brandt: Parents should teach kids to use cell phones|
|Written by Lindsay McCoy|
|Friday, March 01, 2013 1:47 PM|
VAN WERT — Van Wert 911 Coordinator Kim Brandt is urging parents to familiarize their children with their cell phones in case of emergency. The technology of cell phones has developed from standard flip phones with regular key buttons to glass screens with no buttons at all.
Brandt offers classes to surrounding schools and businesses to educate young children on the importance of 911 and how to make this life-saving call.
“I will go anywhere, to any class,” said Brandt. “There is no charge for this free service.”
Brandt’s class includes a 911 simulator which allows children to dial 911 and then think of a proper emergency in which they would need to dial this number.
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