Children's Safety Education Teaching Resources, Classroom Activities and Demonstrations
About Rex

Rescue Rex made his debut in 1993 as a kid-friendly spokesperson for the Metro Nashville Emergency Communications (E-9-1-1) Board. His mission from day one has been to teach kids how and when to call 9-1-1.

Since being introduced into schools, Rescue Rex has helped lower the number of 9-1-1 calls by educating kids and parents on the difference between life threatening and non-life threatening emergencies. Rex has also been directly responsible for some saved lives when kids were able to respond quickly in emergencies thanks to his teaching.

Each year, Rex performs for between 13,000 and 15,000 students and his message reaches thousands more through his coloring book and other public appearances. Every student who sees the Rescue Rex program has the chance to learn a life-saving skill.

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Nashville’s News Channel 5 spent the day with Rescue Rex to learn about the educational show he does for kids throughout metro schools.They learned about his latest dance moves as well as his message for kids about real emergencies and the right way and time to dial 9-1-1.

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One Metro student who saved a life because of Rescue Rex is KeMaya Williams. The 7-year old saved her mother’s life by calling 9-1-1 after she was shot. KeMaya says she learned to call 9-1-1 after seeing the Rescue Rex show, sponsored by the 9-1-1 Board, when it came to her school.

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