Miami Beach dispatcher honored for help in delivering baby

MIAMI BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - A Miami Beach 911 dispatcher was recognized for helping a family deliver their baby via phone.

7’s Rosh Lowe first covered the story in The Lowedown, Thursday night. That dispatcher was honored the next morning.

Amy Rosen answered a call from a father whose wife was in the process of giving birth at home. The newborn wasn’t breathing, and Rosen’s quick thinking helped save that child’s life.

The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce gave Rosen plenty of praise at its annual “Heroes Pillar Breakfast,” Friday morning.

“She did an excellent job, and it’s great to be recognized,” said a male 911 operator as he stood next to Rosen. “Usually with 911 operators, because we operate in the background, we don’t usually receive the recognition these folks deserve from the job that they do, so thank you again.”

The chamber has a tradition of recognizing the accomplishments of outstanding individuals doing brave work in the community.

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