08/15/2012 04:36 EDT | Updated 06/03/2013 05:48 EDT

Rebekah Simpson of Langford BC Calls 911 To Save Mom (AUDIO)

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Five-year-old Rebekah Simpson is being praised for remembering how her grandma taught her to call 911.

The crying girl called 911 on Wednesday to report that her mother had fallen onto the cement patio of their Langford home.

"My mommy fell down in the backyard and she wouldn't get up," Simpson told the operator, according to a recording and transcript released by the West Shore RCMP.



The 911 dispatcher found out that the girl was at home with her two younger brothers, and their father was at work.

Emergency responders arrived to find the mom, 31, having an epileptic seizure.

“The five-year-old girl was understandably highly distraught. The three-year-old boy was excited to see firefighters. The one-year toddler was wearing only a diaper,” said the RCMP. The mom is now recovering and in good health.

Police added that the family’s back door was open which lead outside to a half-full kiddie pool, pointing out that if the girl had not called 911, a “water-related tragedy could have also occurred.”

Simpson told police that her grandma taught her how to call 911. The RCMP say they’re planning to present the girl with a gift for a job well done.

Audio transcript:

Dispatcher: 911. Do you require police, fire or ambulence? Hello?

Rebekah : My mommy fell down in the backyard and she wouldn't get up.

Dispatcher: Ok, hold on a second. I need you to calm down. What did you say, your mom what?

Rebekah : She fell down on the cement in the backyard and she wouldn't get up.

Dispatcher: Is she up now, or no?

Rebekah : No she's not up.

Dispatcher: She's not up?

Rebekah : No

Dispatcher: Ok. How old are you hon?

Rebekah : ---

Dispatcher: Fourteen?

Rebekah : No, I'm five.

Dispatcher: You're five. Is there anyone else home?

Rebekah : Only...and my other brother is one and one more brother is three.

Dispatcher: Ok, is it just your mom, she's the only adult home?

Rebekah : My daddy's at work.

Dispatcher: Ok, so it's just your mom. Can you see your mom right now? Hello? Hello?

Rebekah : What did you say?

Dispatcher: Is your mom still asleep?

Rebekah : Yes.

Dispatcher: So, she's the one that fell right?

Rebekah : Yeah.

Dispatcher: So she's on the pavement outside?

Rebekah : Yeah.

Dispatcher: In the backyard?

Rebekah : She's not bleeding.

Dispatcher: Ok, but is she awake?

Rebekah : No.

Dispatcher: So she fell down, and she hasn't gotten up?

Rebekah : No.

Dispatcher: Ok. And how many brothers and sisters do you have?

Rebekah : I have two brothers.

Dispatcher: Ok, are they both there with you?

Rebekah : Yeah.

Dispatcher: But there's no blood.

Rebekah : No, no blood on my mom. And she fell down.

Dispatcher: Ok, so have you tried to wake her up?

Rebekah : Yeah, but she wouldn't wake up.

Dispatcher: Ok, and she's still in the backyard, right?

Rebekah : Yeah. You think you can come here?

Dispatcher: We're coming and we're gonna be coming fast. What's your name?

Rebekah : Rebekah .

Dispatcher: Rebekah , hang on a second, Rebekah , stay on the phone.