Sunday 8 December 2019

Fire crew safely deliver baby girl in early hours of the morning

The Dublin fire service. Stock picture
The Dublin fire service. Stock picture

David Kearns

A team from the Dublin Fire Brigade had an emergency of a different kind this morning, helping to deliver a little girl who was in a big rush.

Called to a home in Ballsbridge at 3:25am, paramedics from the Donnybrook ambulance service arrived to discover a woman whose contractions were just a minute apart.

A short time later, a little girl was born safety.

“With no time to get her to a hospital, we had to do the delivery there and then,” said a spokesperson for the Dublin Fire Brigade

The new mum and her baby are doing well, they added, and were taken to the Rotunda Hospital in Dublin.

Elsewhere, four units from the Dublin Fire Brigade and an ambulance were called to deal with a domestic fire in Swords, Malahide.

The blaze was brought under control after 45 minutes, and the fire service said that they finished up at the scene at 4 am.

“Thankfully everyone was accounted for,” a spokesperson added.

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