SOMERSET, NJ - A quick-thinking 4-year-old local girl may have saved her mother's life, according to police.
Isla Glaser called 9-1-1 at approximately 7:54 am on Dec. 6 and spoke with Julie Kozo and Olivia Klein, Franklin Township Police department dispatchers, according to a news release.
"Isla was able to provide all the necessary information to Kozo and Klein to get help to the house fast," FTPD Lt. Phil Rizzo said.
Officers Frank Mahon and Michael Casey arrived at Glaser's home but could not enter because of a locked door, according to Rizzo.
"They were able to talk to Isla through the door," Rizzo said. "The officers instructed her to drag a chair over, so she could reach the lock."
Police say Glaser, unlocked the door and Mahon, and Casey rendered first aid to Glaser's mother, Haley Glaser, who was found unconscious on the floor until medical personnel arrived.
"Despite Isla’s tender age, she showed a great deal of poise and bravery, but it didn’t stop there," Rizzo said. "While the officers and medical personnel were tending to Haley, Isla began to care for her three younger siblings by giving them breakfast and assuring them that mom was going to be ok.”
Haley Glaser spent four days at a local hospital and recently returned home where she is recovering, according to police.
The Glaser family will be getting a visit from Mahon, Casey, Kozo and Klein later this week to "commend Isla for a job well done."
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