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Paramedics with Northwest Fire deliver baby girl

Paramedics with Northwest Fire deliver baby girl

CREATED May 24, 2012

Web Producer: Ina Ronquillo

TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - Paramedics with Northwest Fire delivered a baby girl Thursday morning.

Cpt. Adam Goldberg tells KGUN9 that crews responded to the Circle K at 4900 West Ina Road just after 6:30 this morning for a reported childbirth.

Firefighters received a 9-1-1 call from the husband of the patient who said they had left their Dove Mountain home en-route to the hospital as his wife was in labor. The husband said they would meet emergency crews at the Twin Peaks and I-10 interchange.  They arrived faster than anticipated and indicated that they would continue on to the Circle K on Ina and I-10.

A closer engine was dispatched and met the couple in the parking lot of the business, says Goldberg.

Just after their arrival, paramedics delivered a healthy baby girl. Two paramedics accompanied mom and baby to the Women’s Center at Northwest Medical Center via ground ambulance.

Both mom and baby are reported to be in excellent health.

Northwest Fire has equipment and medications to assist in the delivery of babies. Paramedics are also trained and re-certified to be prepared for calls such as this.