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Special Delivery: Wellesley Firefighters Deliver Baby in Ambulance

Firefighters helped the woman give birth in the back of the ambulance before they reached Newton-Wellesley Hospital.

Credit: Wellesley Fire Department
Credit: Wellesley Fire Department
A group of Wellesley firefighters helped make a special delivery Wednesday.

WCVB-TV reported a man arrived at the police station and said his pregnant wife was about to give birth and they wouldn't make it to the hospital.

The pair jumped in an ambulance driven by Wellesley firefighter Chris Larsen.

"It was the slowest ride I've ever taken," Larsen said, according to WCVB. "I'm like, 'don't hit any bumps.'"

Fire Lt. Matt Corda, firefighter Ian McMakin, and medics Kevin Labarge and Glenn Davis helped the woman give birth in the back of the ambulance before they reached Newton-Wellesley Hospital. The baby and mother were in good health, WCVB reported.

The delivery was "truly a team effort and our community of Wellesley should be proud of our first responders and their training," the fire department said in a statement.

Read the WCVB report

Timmy May 30, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Bless these guys!!! Honestly, firefighters should be the highest paid in the land. We all witnessed on 911, brave souls from the fire fighting dept, run into two buildings, knowing they may never return. They pledge themselves to save lives, fight fires, and now as we read, deliver a new baby, need I say more. The next time a fire truck passes, you wave to them, and honor them, as they are the purest form of professionals I have ever seen. Brave, calm, cool under dire circumstances, the best in the land. I salute all men and woman in this department for such honorable purity in a profession that gives it all to the public, we all should be very aware of this.

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