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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) – An 8-year-old boy is being hailed a hero in Georgetown after saving his grandmother's life.

Georgetown/Scott County EMS workers honored him in front of his classmates for leading by example.

Bryan Mullins received quite the surprise Tuesday at Anne Mason Elementary School in Georgetown.

EMS workers thanked him for his know-how on the phone with 911 operators after his grandmother fell two weeks ago.

"When there's something wrong you call 9-1-1," said Mullins.
It’s an example of why parents need to talk to kids and grand-kids about what to do in an emergency.

Mom says she isn't surprised by her son's actions- it's just the kind of emergency she's trained him for.

"Brian is a very smart kid,” said his mom. “He knows what to do when something's wrong."

Anne Mason's principal hopes this will be a lesson to Bryan's fellow third graders.

"They do practice 911 in their classrooms,” said Leah Riney. “They start in kindergarten, first grade with play phones. It's just reinforced each year."

Bryan received a plaque and lifesavers candy at the service.
His grandmother is on oxygen but has been released from the hospital.


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