Hartford, Conn. (May 2, 2016) — Today, the Hartford Fire Department (HFD) announced that over the weekend firefighters and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) professionals delivered a baby at a Bedford St. residence.
“It is not often that we respond to calls that leave us smiling from ear to ear, and rejoicing with the citizens that we are called to serve, due to the nature of most of the calls,” said HFD Lieutenant Ron Talit. “However, this is one of those calls that we were ecstatic about.”
On Sunday afternoon, the HFD received a report that a mother’s water had just broken at a Bedford St. address.
When firefighters and EMS professionals from Engine 2 arrived on location, they were immediately advised by others in the house that a baby had crowned and was ready to be delivered.
Within minutes of rushing to the mother — and providing care and support — a newborn was successfully delivered. This was followed by postpartum care being provided to the beautiful newborn baby girl and her proud mother.
“Our dedicated professional emergency responders are committed to providing exceptional services to the citizens and visitors of our great city,” said HFD Chief Reginald D. Freeman. “The excellence that was demonstrated on this particular call is reflective of our experience and training which we are committed to ensuring that the City of Hartford receives nothing but the best from their Hartford firefighters and EMS professionals.”
The mother’s expected due date was Tuesday, May 3, 2016.