A Calgary boy, whose heroic actions saved his brother's life, is being recognized by the Calgary Police Service.

On Friday, March 4, 2011 at about 7:00 p.m. 9-year-old Joshua Perez was playing with his brother Emerson, 12, in their Temple-area home when Emerson collapsed.

He was unconscious and having trouble breathing.

When he realized that something was wrong, Joshua ran downstairs and alerted his mother.

He calmly relayed the details to his mother, Sheila, who immediately called 911.

Police later learned that Joshua did not seek "a second opinion" on what to do: he knew what was required and acted on it.

Since the event, Emerson describes his younger brother as "my saviour".

In a situation where seconds can save a life, Joshua showed maturity beyond his years and his actions made a significant difference to his brother's well-being.

Officers who attended the scene were so impressed with Joshua's actions that they have chosen to recognize him as a "Super kid"

Calgary Police officers often come across young people who take an extra step to be nice, safe, or helpful and hope reaching "super kid" status is a way to recognize and encourage them.