IRVINE (CBSLA.com) — A little 6-year-old boy is being called a hero Friday for knowing to call 911 when his pregnant mother passed out.
“I just knew she was passed out,”: says Sawyer Incontro.
When his 31-year-old mother fainted and lost consciousness, Incontro knew exactly what to do.
“I clicked 911 and then I started calling,” he says, matter-of-fact.
“I don’t remember falling,” says Danielle Incontro, “or passing out or anything like that. I just remember waking up on my stomach,”
“And there were a bunch of guys every where,” Sawyer recalls.
“Yeah, firefighters and police everywhere,” Danielle interjects.
“They said he was holding the phone and it was as big as him,” says Capt. Steve Concialdi with the Orange County Fire Authority. “And he was calm and relaxed and he said ‘My mommy’s back here’ and he took our firefighter-paramedics right to his mom.”
“And then they got mommy out,” Sawyer says.
Sawyer’s mom is 6-months-pregnant.She taught him how to call 911 from a very early age because she has two medical conditions that have caused her to pass out briefly before.
On Wednesday afternoon, Sawyer watched his mom lose consciousness and fall face down in their Irvine apartment.
Sawyer ran for her phone. “My mom taught me,” he says.
Concialdi was at the Incontro apartment Friday evening to be able to name Sawyer an honorary Junior Firefighter, complimentary high-five included.
“He’s totally my hero,” said Danielle.
Sawyer insists he’s no hero. He’s just glad he got to save his mom and unborn baby sister.