It’s a Boy! Galveston Firefighters Deliver Baby on Broadway Blvd.
Galveston Firefighters Arrive on the Scene Just in Time for a Special Delivery
Galveston, TX – Shortly after 3:00AM today (February 21, 2011), Galveston Firefighters delivered a baby boy on the side of Broadway Boulevard. Firefighters aboard Rescue 5 were returning to their station from an automobile accident when they received a call for a female in labor traveling east on Broadway Blvd. They quickly located the car and discovered a female in the backseat already in active labor. Within seconds the firefighters delivered a baby boy and began assisting both mother and child. Galveston EMS arrived shortly afterwards, took over care for both patients, and transported them to UTMB.
Galveston Fire Chief Jeff Smith stated, “This is exactly what we train for! We can’t train for every possible scenario, but we can train to expect the unexpected and be ready to tackle the situation at hand.”
Assistant Fire Chief Mike Wisko added that Firefighters James Short and Steven Beall handled the situation perfectly. “They were in the right place at the right time and used their training and experience to assist this mother with the delivery of her newborn son. We are proud of them!”