Monday 11 December 2017

‘Great start to Monday’ – Firefighters help deliver baby girl

Tallaght firefighters with the newborn baby
Tallaght firefighters with the newborn baby
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Members of Dublin Fire Brigade had a busy morning as they helped deliver a baby girl who arrived one month early.

Firefighters from the Tallaght unit assisted the National Ambulance Service in the safe birth of the baby at her home in Brookview at 9.30am on Monday morning.

A spokesperson for Dublin Fire Brigade said both mum and baby are doing well.

“Great start to Monday as our Tallaght fire engine with Sara, Billy McHugh, Geoff & NAS assisted mum with the delivery of a baby girl this morning,” they tweeted earlier today.

Speaking to the Tallaght Echo, firefighter Billy McHugh said: “This little baby arrived early at 36 weeks but thankfully everything is great, and mam and baby are both being cared for in the Coombe.

“When the call came in, Tallaght sent one fire engine to the scene and when we arrived we assisted in delivering the baby.”

Mr McHugh, who himself was delivered by two firemen when he was born, said it was nice to be involved.

“This is my fifth baby to deliver and I think Geoff and Sarah have both delivered around the same.

“Our work can be very hard at times so to be part of something like the birth of a baby is a lovely aspect of the job.”

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