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Eight-year-old honored on 112 day

An eight-year-old boy was given an award for saving his mother’s life on the 112 (the equivalent of 911) day yesterday, the day honoring Iceland’s police, fire fighters and rescue services.

Egill Vagn Sigurdsson saved his mother’s life when she had an acute allergy fit and collapsed in their home. He gave her an adrenaline shot and called the rescue service. Fréttabladid reports.

The 112 day began at noon yesterday when 30 police vehicles, fire trucks and ambulances drove through the capital. A Coast Guard helicopter hovered above.

Their destination was the mall Smáralind in Reykjavík suburb Kópavogur, where the rescue services introduced their operations.

Project leader Gardar H. Gudjónsson said the 112 day was a success. “It is important to be able to introduce our work to people, and it seems to me that people are very interested,” he said.

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