"Without them, I would not be here. I'd be at J. Sherman Funeral Home and I prefer being here," said Walter Borders.
chest pains. Borders was having a massive heart attack.
"The chest pains kept getting worse and I was burping and I thought what the heck and I pushed the button," said Borders.
The alert went all the way to Debbie Scroggins at a call center in Kansas City, Mo. Scroggins immediately contacted 911 dispatchers in Indianapolis.
"Within two minutes the fire department was here and I was on my way to the hospital," said Borders.
Scroggins, along with those first responders, were honored at a special reunion Tuesday.
"I wanted to meet the gentleman that I talked to that morning because I do remember him specifically and I was excited that I was able to take part in saving his life," said Scroggins.
She said the opportunity to meet Borders helps her remember what makes her job worthwhile.
"It was a blessing that I was there... that ADT was there for him."
Borders credits Scroggins and the first responders with saving his life.
"It's fantastic. I never expected it and I really appreciate all the concern people have for me."
Hopefully, he won't need to call for help again but...
"If he ever needs us," said Scroggins, "we'll be there for him."