New Bedford firefighters deliver baby boy

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NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WPRI) — New Bedford firefighters jumped into action when a pregnant woman couldn’t make it to the hospital in time to give birth.

Lt. Michael Dillon and firefighters J. Kyle Carlson, Steven Mourao, and Joshua Charbonneau were called to a home on Beetle Street around 5:30 p.m. Saturday for reports of a woman, who was 40-weeks pregnant, in labor.

According to a post on the department’s Facebook page, the firefighters – upon realizing birth was imminent – helped deliver the baby boy, who was born at 5:43 p.m. The firefighters then took care of mom and child until EMS arrived.

The department also recognized EMTs Bernice Fortier, Matt Desrosiers and Mike Thomas for their assistance.

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