- Associated Press - Monday, May 18, 2015

WAPPINGER FALLS, N.Y. (AP) - Hudson Valley firefighters setting out for training got just that, though not the type they were probably expecting.

The Poughkeepsie Journal reports (https://pojonews.co/1KZikPg ) firefighters were training at their New Hamburg firehouse Sunday when they saw a Ford Explorer pull up. A nervous man emerged asking firefighters to help his family.

The family was on the way to the hospital to deliver a child. But the baby couldn’t wait.

Firefighters who are certified as emergency medical technicians and first responders helped deliver the baby in the parking lot. And in minutes, a healthy baby boy was delivered.

The crew cut the umbilical cord, administered oxygen and kept the baby warm until an ambulance arrived.

Chief Joe Moore lauded his crew’s work and says they go “above and beyond” to prepare themselves.


Information from: Poughkeepsie Journal, https://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com

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