Galveston firefighters deliver 'impatient' baby girl

March 15, 2012 9:40:34 AM PDT
Galveston firefighters were called to help a mom-to-be, and they arrived in the nick of time.

Shortly before 6am this morning, Galveston Firefighters and Galveston EMS delivered a baby girl at an apartment on Ferry Road. Firefighters from Station 2 arrived at the home approximately three minutes after receiving a call of a woman in labor from dispatch.

Under the direction of Galveston Fire Captain Mark Morgan, firefighter/EMT Michael Stuart, Gerald Clouser, and Driver Jay Jacob successfully delivered the baby girl less than two minutes following their arrival. Galveston EMS arrived shortly thereafter and transported both mother and newborn baby girl to UTMB for evaluation.

"Many of our firefighters are also certified EMTs and receive training in child birth," stated Assistant Galveston Fire Chief Mike Wisko. "We are extremely proud of the Engine 2 crew's quick, professional response this morning and that our first responder program has positively impacted two lives. It's always nice to be part of such a miraculous event."