County Honors First Responders for Saving 2 Babies Lives

Jeff Bohen -Digital Reporter 

Bucks County Commissioners with Public Health Nurse Ana Przybylski
Submittedcomes from a Bucks County Government Press Release 

Two Bucks County employees were honored for their quick thinking and “cool headed actions” in saving the lives of two babies 12-days apart in Upper Bucks in January.

Public Health Nurse Ana Przyblski and Emergency Response Dispatcher Patricia M.Ebinger  received commendations at recent Bucks County Commissioners meetings

  • On January 18 Przybylski saved the life of a 5 1/2 month old visit who stopped breathing during a routine home visit in Quakertown. She quickly administered CPR, which last for up to 10 minutes, until an ambulance arrived. She was honored at the March 6 meeting.
  • On January 30 Ebinger helped guide a distraught Perkasie woman with with stopping the bleeding of a 13-month-old-girl who was attacked by the family dog allowing the child to make it to the hospital alive.


Przbylyski a county employee for 5 -years told the commissioners she had arrived early for her visit that day which proved to be critical. “I really believe even if I had been 15 minutes later it would  be a totally different situation” she said. “The baby was leaving us so it really makes me realize the power of a Higher Power.”

Przyblski told the commissioners the baby is back home and “is doing great” at the March 6 meeting.

Ebinger a 11-year county employee was on duty on January 30 in the 911 Communications Center when a call came in that a dog attacked a woman and her 13-month old daughter.

Submitted: Patricia M. Ebinger in the “Radio Room”

A passing motorist and neighbor assisted the distraught mother, with the motorist stopping the dogs attack and neighbor providing essential information about the infants injuries, throughout the 13-minute call.

Ebinger directed the woman neighbor to check the infants airway and “calmly” walked the her through applying bandages to stop the infants bleeding.

The bandaging is most likely what allowed the baby to make it home alive Perkasie Police Chief Steven F. Hillias, told the commissioners at last Wednesday’s meeting.

The infant was transferred to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia where she underwent surgery and was listed in critical condition. Since then her medical condition has improved and responded well to treatment.

Commissioners Vice Chairman Charles H. Martin praised the work of both Przyblski and Ebinger, pointing out both have demonstrated the excellence all county employees strive to achieve.