Wednesday 22 November 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade help deliver baby on roadside

Fire Brigade (Stock image)
Fire Brigade (Stock image)

Alan O'Keefe

Fire brigade crews once again played the role of stork tonight when they assisted at the roadside birth of a baby.

Emergency services were alerted to a call for assistance for a woman in a car in Dublin who was in advanced labour and needing  immediate help.

An emergency call was received around 8.30pm about a mother-to-be reported to be in distress in a car in the Crumlin area.

A fire engine crew from Dolphin's Barn and an ambulance crew from Rathfarnham arrived at the scene.

The crews assisted the woman in giving birth in the back of the ambulance at the scene, said a Dublin Fire Brigade spokesman last night.

Mother and baby were taken to The Coombe maternity hospital.

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