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.