On first full day at ‘dream job,’ Guilford firefighter helps to deliver a boy

  • Source: Connecticut Post
  • Published: 07/31/2020 05:08 AM

Sunday was a quiet night for first responders at the Guilford Fire Department. Ashley Vargoshe, a medic and firefighter who is one of the department’s newest recruits, was wrapping up her first full 24-hour shift, which she said had been mostly standard. Then, just before 5:30 a.m. Monday, that not-ever-unexpected call came in. Within minutes, Vargoshe found herself in the home of a Guilford family, delivering a healthy baby boy. The family could not be reached for comment. It’s not uncommon for paramedics to respond to maternity-related calls, according to Guilford fire Capt. Brian Manware. The Guilford department receives a “handful” of them, he said. But because it’s preferable to have a child in a hospital, baby deliveries are less common, Manware said.


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