Sen. Donna Bailey, D-Saco, left, presents a legislative sentiment to Dispatcher Amanda Marden. Courtesy photo

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Last month, Sen. Donna Bailey, D-Saco, presented Emergency Medical Services Dispatcher Amanda Marden of Old Orchard Beach with a legislative sentiment at the Old Orchard Beach town council meeting. Marden, who works for the Scarborough Emergency Communications Center, provided childbirth instructions to an Old Orchard Beach family helping a mother give birth in November 2021.

“I continue to be so impressed with the young people who really do great work in our community,” said Sen. Bailey. “Amanda was calm, cool and collected. Because of her competence and confidence, she helped a mother give birth to a healthy newborn. I’m so proud of her, and she gives me such hope for the future. I want to thank Amanda, and the entire 9-1-1 dispatch team, for answering these calls and responding to emergencies.”

In late November, Amanda Marden answered a 9-1-1 call from an Old Orchard Beach family that was requesting medical assistance for a woman who was in labor. Marden, who is a certified and licensed emergency medical dispatcher, provided instructions over the phone to assist the woman while first responders headed to the home.

In addition to receiving a legislative sentiment from Sen. Bailey and the Maine State Legislature, Marden was nominated to receive the Stork Award from the Maine Emergency Medical Services Bureau. She also was accepted into the Stork Club of the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch.

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