On Thursday, several emergency responders who helped deliver a baby at a Westport home were reunited with the family.
Westport emergency crews were called to a home on Wednesday morning, where Kate Procaccini was in active labor.
"By the time I tried to get ready to leave for the hospital. My water broke and she was here 10 minutes later," Kate Procaccini said.
The baby was on its way, and “thanks to the first responders, and an extremely brave mom, the baby was born only minutes later,” officials said in a press release.
Mom and baby were taken to Norwalk Hospital where they were in great health. Mila was born at 7 pounds 10 ounces and 20 inches long, and came two weeks early too.
On Thursday, the first responders had the chance to meet baby Mila at the hospital, where they presented the family with a gift, which was a pink onesie with the shields of police, fire, and EMS departments.
“This is a once in a career opportunity for our guys,” said Shift Commander Lieutenant Eric Woods. “I could not be happier for them, but even more excited for the family.”
John Procaccini, who is now a father of two, said, “I just wanted to thank you all for everything you did. This is the stuff that goes above and beyond typical duties. We are beyond grateful.”
Kate Procaccini and baby Mila are happy and healthy.
The family just moved to Westport five months ago from Boston. Mila also has a big brother Cameron who will be 2 years old in a few weeks.
Seen in the photo, from left to right, are: Westport Police Detective George Taylor, Westport Police Lieutenant Eric Woods, Westport Fire Fighter Christopher Carroll, Mother Kate Procaccini, Baby Mila Joy Procaccini, John Procaccini, Westport EMS Crew Chief Mark Blake, Norwalk Hospital Paramedic John Chapdelaine, Westport Police Officer David Perez, Westport Fire Fighter Justin Harelik
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