Thursday 23 November 2017

Dublin Fire Brigade worker delivers 13th baby on the job

Baby William, who was delivered by members of Dublin Fire Brigade in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade
Baby William, who was delivered by members of Dublin Fire Brigade in Lucan, Co Dublin. Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade

Ryan Nugent

A modest Dublin Fire Brigade worker has praised the mum of the 13th baby he has helped deliver while on the job.

Martin Peters (36), from Ashbourne, Co Meath, and his colleague Paul Connolly were on hand to assist in bringing baby William into the world following a call out to Lucan on Tuesday.

Dublin fireman Martin Peters. Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade
Dublin fireman Martin Peters. Photo: Dublin Fire Brigade

It is the 13th delivery Mr Peters (inset) has been involved in as a member of the ambulance service at Dublin Fire Brigade. He said: "I just caught it - the mother did all the work, we're only there to assist. That was my 13th delivery, I'm averaging more than one a year," he said.

"To help bring this baby into life is fantastic," he added.

A spokesperson said mother and baby were transferred to the Coombe Women's and Infant hospital and are doing well.

Irish Independent

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