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Firefighters, EMS deliver baby in Hartford

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Hartford firefighters helped deliver a baby on Sunday afternoon. 

Firefighters were called to a home on Bedford Street after a woman’s water had broken. Hartford Fire Captain Thomas E. LeConche said firefighters immediately learned that the baby “had crowned and was ready to be delivered.”

Minutes later, the newborn girl was “successfully delivered” by Hartford firefighters EMS workers.

“It is not often that we respond to calls that leave us smiling from ear to ear, and rejoicing with the citizens that we are called to serve, due to the nature of most of the calls. However, this is one of those calls that we were ecstatic about,” Hartford Fire Lieutenant Ron Talit said in a statement on Monday.

They were able to provide postpartum care to the baby and her mother.

“Our dedicated professional emergency responders are committed to providing exceptional services to the citizens and visitors of our great city. The excellence that was demonstrated on this particular call is reflective of our experience and training which we are committed to ensuring that the City of Hartford receives nothing but the best from their Hartford firefighters and EMS professionals,” Hartford Fire Chief Reginald D. Freeman said in a statement on Monday.

The mother told firefighters that her due date was on May 3.

Mayor Luke Bronin said the capitol city firefighters and first responders “work hard to keep neighborhoods safe across Hartford.”

“But this weekend, they did more than that. They brought a new life into our state’s capital city,” Bronin said in a statement on Monday. “As Mayor — and as a father — I can’t thank them enough for what they do every single day.”

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