Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Stork Visits Flinn Springs - Lakeside Firefighters Assist with Newborn Delivery

Flinn Springs, CA - 

An expectant mother didn't quite make it to the hospital early Wednesday morning, June 12, 2013. The car she was traveling in pulled over on westbound Interstate 8 and 911 was called when the baby could not wait any longer. Firefighters from Lakeside's Blossom Valley fire station (fs26) were alerted at 3:49 a.m. and quickly responded to help.

By the time firefighters had arrived, a healthy baby boy had already delivered. The crew assessed both mother and baby and prepared both for transport to Grossmont Hospital. Lakeside Medic 2 from the River Park fire station (fs2) arrived to provide transport.

Ironically, Engine 26 had just returned to quarters from another childbirth-related call when this call was dispatched.

Post by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 -

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