Friday 23 March 2018

Baby beats the brigade: 'Veteran' firefighter just misses fourth delivery in six months

Two cute tiny baby feet wrapped in a blue-green aqua knitted blanket.
Two cute tiny baby feet wrapped in a blue-green aqua knitted blanket.
Clare Cullen

Clare Cullen

The Dublin Fire Brigade have come to the rescue again, arriving on scene just as a newborn baby made its grand arrival.

Sub-officer Maria Markey told that two crews arrived at the scene just after the delivery of the baby boy and provided immediate post-delivery care to the mother and son.

The Blanchardstown ambulance and fire crew attended the delivery, which happened near the Whitestown area. Mother and baby were transferred to hospital "doing well and in great spirits".

Simbar Lambert and Nigel Crowley were the ambulance crew on set, and Markey told that Lambert was becoming "a bit of a veteran!" at delivering babies, noting that he had attended four deliveries in the last six months.

"He was the firefighter paramedic who delivered a baby on the m50 recently!"

Markey said that delivering babies is "probably the more enjoyable part" of a firefighter's job.

She said that while the crew see some hard things as part of their job, "it's great to be able to share in the joy of something so lovely".

"It's definitely a brighter side, getting to help bring someone so lovely into the world".

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