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.