It was the first time she had ever called 911, but it didn't show.

A 14-year-old Winnipeg girl has been honoured for helping her father when he collapsed from cardiac arrest in June.

Andrea Warzel's father, 47, collapsed at home after returning from a jog. She phoned 911 while her mother and sister performed CPR.

"It was my first time calling 911," the teen told CBC. "Everything you learn about it and know about it from when you are a kid just goes out the window with the nerves and the fear. But I'm so thankful that my dad is alive today." 

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Tony Warzel said he doesn't remember much of what happened but he said he was proud of his daughter and his wife, and thanked emergency responders for saving his life. (CBC)

Warzel was presented on Monday with a Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service Citizen Recognition Award.

Andrea said she was thrilled to be recognized.

"It's pretty special," she said. "It's not everyday you get to meet all the people that helped you."

As Warzel's mother, Susan, performed CPR on her dad, Tony, Andrea relayed instructions from the dispatcher.

"Andrea and Susan continued performing CPR on Tony until paramedics and firefighters arrived," states a news release from the City of Winnipeg.

"The emergency responders defibrillated Tony twice in order to restore a more normal heartbeat. Tony had suffered a heart attack, which caused his heart to stop beating properly."

After Tony's pulse was restored, he was transported to hospital, where a stent was placed in his chest to open up blocked blood vessels in his heart. He has since recovered and is doing well.

“Andrea’s calmness under pressure was incredible, and is a big reason why our firefighters and paramedics were able to restore circulation to Mr. Warzel’s heart,” said WFPS chief John Lane.

“Young people like Andrea are a great example of how important it is to educate your kids on phoning 911 in a quick, calm manner.”

Andrea said she remembers things a bit differently.

"I didn't really think I was that calm," she said. "I didn't feel calm." 

She said saving her dad was a family effort. 

"It was garbage day that day and the garbage trucks were in front of our house picking up the garbage when the ambulance and fire trucks came down the street," she said. "So my sister started yelling at them to get them out of the way so that the ambulance and fire trucks could access our house."

Her dad said he is just grateful. 

 “I’m so proud of my daughter, and so impressed with how she talked to dispatchers and helped her mother perform CPR,” he said in the city release.

“If not for my wife, Andrea, and the emergency responders, my medical emergency could have had a very different outcome.”