Timely training pays off as Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT crew delivers baby in an ambulance

  • Source: Kearny Hub
  • Published: 11/24/2021 12:00 AM

In a holiday movie-miracle coincidence, Hildreth Fire and Rescue delivered a baby in an ambulance — fewer than 48 hours after specialized, high-tech training on emergency obstetrics from the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Simulation-in-Motion Nebraska. A baby boy came into the world Nov. 15 not in a hospital bed, but on a country road, “Monday, 8:51 a.m., mile marker 32,” said proud father Kevin Gregory of Franklin. “My jaw is still on the floor when I think about it,” said Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT Elizabeth Burki, who helped deliver the baby. “It makes me teary-eyed.” It’s not a scenario rural EMTs, often volunteers, see every day. Or for decades. But SIM-NE, a statewide mobile education system, according to a press release from UNMC, provides state-of-the-art, hands-on training to emergency medical service providers in rural areas across the state, including health professionals in hospitals.


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