Dublin firefighters help expectant mother deliver baby over the phone
Looks like the job spec of a firefighter is much more than extinguishing flames and saving kittens from trees as a group of employees from Ballyfermot showed their worth and helped to deliver a newborn baby on Saturday afternoon.
Dublin Fire Brigade took to Twitter to share the news, which revealed that a number of the fire brigade's staff took to coaching an expectant mother through a pre-hospital birth of a newborn.
The woman had called the national emergency line in her time of need, only to be comforted and guided through a safe birthing process by the city's firefighters.
"Mum delivered the baby with guidance over the 999 call from one of our emergency call takers before arrival of our Tallaght Fire EMS crew," the tweet read.
Congratulations to all involved in the safe pre-hospital arrival of a baby in #Ballyfermot yesterday. Mum delivered the baby with guidance over the 999 call from one of our emergency call takers before arrival of our Tallaght fireEMS crew and @ambulanceNAS #DFBaby 👶🏼🚒🚑 pic.twitter.com/F1LVt68SFr
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 8, 2018
The woman was later taken to hospital along with her safe and healthy little one.
Of course, this isn't the first time the firefighters have come to the aid of a pregnant woman in turmoil.
Nine months ago (aptly enough) fighters at Balbriggan Fire Brigade came to the aid of mum Alexandra and baby Adam when Adam decided to enter the world somewhat ceremoniously in the form of a home birth.