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Danae Martin’s quick action earns emergency services Triple Zero Hero award

Susie, left, and Danae Martin with Triple Zero operator Jonathan James at Parliament House. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Susie, left, and Danae Martin with Triple Zero operator Jonathan James at Parliament House. Picture: CONTRIBUTED

Horsham teenager Danae Martin is a hero in her family and now she has been recognised by emergency services as one of 31 young Victorians named Junior Triple Zero Heroes

Danae, 17, called 000 at Easter in 2018 after her mother Susie fell through a second storey of their Horsham home.

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, ESTA, triple zero operators nominated young heroes.

The awards, which are in their 14th year, recognise young people for their bravery and clear thinking in emergencies.

“We were renovating the upstairs bathroom and mum fell through the ceiling onto the bottom floor,” Danae said.

“She hit her head and did something to her legs and I decided to call triple zero.

“Mum’s good now, she’s perfectly fine.

“I met triple zero operator Jonathan James, the man who took the call, at Parliament House.

“It was really good to see him.

“He was so good, I was really scared and he calmed me down and told me what to do.”

Susie Martin said she was proud of Danae.

“She’s gorgeous, I’m very proud of her, she did very well,” Mrs Martin said.

“She said, ‘I’ve called triple zero Mum, you’ll be fine’, she did it beautifully.

“As a nurse we trained our children from when they were young to know what to do in emergencies and if they had any doubts to ring triple zero.

“Parents must have the talk with their little kids, you never know when you will need it.”

For her bravery, Danae received a medal, a certificate and was presented to parliamentarians at a service in Melbourne.

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Posted on Jun 27 2019

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