Saw this on the news the other day. Great job by PBFR jakes!
Some firefighters in Palm Bay, Fla., on lunch break Thursday noticed a woman in labor and helped deliver her baby in a grocery store parking lot, according to Local 6 News partner Florida Today.
The firefighters, in full-gear, were at the Publix Super Market at 145 Palm Bay Road shopping for lunch and groceries for a steak meal when a clerk got on the address system and called them to the front.
Davidson and the others ran to their fire engine -- usually seen parked outside of the store around the lunch hour -- to get equipment and towels. They found the expectant mother, in her mid-20s, in the parked car, leaning back in the passenger seat.
The girl, whose head had already appeared as four Palm Bay Fire Resue crew members walked up, was healthy and was born at 10:19 a.m. without any apparent complications, officials said.
The 6.5-pound, 19-inch long girl was originally due on May 28, according to the report.
"It was two minutes later that the baby out," said Davidson. "When we got there the cord was wrapped around the neck a little bit. But the baby started crying. She was doing fine."
Paramedics checked the baby's heart rate and prepared both mother and daughter to be taken to Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne.
The names of the mother and child were not yet released because of medical privacy, Davidson said.
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05-19-2006, 11:21 PM #1
Firefighters Deliver baby during lunchAJ, MICP, FireMedic
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05-19-2006, 11:30 PM #2
And people complain when firetrucks, ambulances are parked at the supermarkets.....Good job guys!The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.
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05-20-2006, 08:53 AM #3
I wonder if they had any appetite for lunch afterwards?Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.
05-20-2006, 07:34 PM #4
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I read this story yesterday, and had a good giggle because we just finished reviewing OB/GYN in our EMT class. Not many of the guys were too happy about that part. Its a natural process - BTDT, with my first son. No biggy - lots of excitment sure, but no biggy. I kept my lunch, my dinner (he was born at 2330) and my head all in their assigned places.If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)
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05-20-2006, 10:13 PM #5
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nice work guys
05-21-2006, 12:26 PM #6Originally Posted by LeuitEFDems
Good job, but did any one else wonder why they were shopping with full gear on? Maybe the reporter made a mistake.Fire Marshal/Safety Officer
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05-21-2006, 03:00 PM #7Originally Posted by Dave1983~Kevin
Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong
05-21-2006, 05:03 PM #8
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Im all for good press and all BUT. Honestly, did they do anything? I mean really, she did all the work. They pretty much watched.Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.
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