Chicago Woman Thanks Local Dispatcher For Saving Her House From Fire
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On Thursday, ADT employee Sally Boutwell was presented with the company's Lifesaver Award.
The honor stems from a Chicago area house fire just before Christmas. Stacey Tosca's smoke alarm went off, alerting Boutwell, the dispatcher here in Henrietta.
When Sally called to check on the alarm, Stacey was losing her battle to extinguish flames that were racing through her dining room. Sally called 911, and emergency crews saved the house.
Thursday, Stacey traveled half way across the country to say thank you.
"Your heart is racing so hard that at a time like this you don't even think about calling 911," said Tosca. "Sally did all that, and she did it within two minutes. Four minutes later. the Fire Department was there and by that time, the fire was under control and out."
Sally Boutwell has worked at ADT for four years, and after getting her award, she was back on the job, answering emergency calls and helping others.