North Bend firefighters put training to use to safely deliver baby in mom's apartment

  • Source: KMTR-TV CW+ 16 Eugene
  • Published: 01/25/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO/PHOTOS: North Bend firefighters delivered a baby in a woman's home on January 20, according to North Bend Fire and Rescue. The call came in just before 8:00 a.m. "We were just getting ready to get off shift. We were actually doing all of our end of shift paperwork where we all kind of meet together and have coffee and discuss things we worked on and things we can work on next shift. The alarm went off, and we got dispatched for a female patient in labor and feels like she needs to push," said Brendon Gibbens, firefighter engineer. Firefighters rushed out the door to the mother-to-be's home. "It was pretty chaotic at first. Dad was a little worked up, wanting mom to be in the hospital, understandably. Pretty scary to have a baby at home," said Lt. John Lucero.


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