Georgetown Firefighters Reunite With Family Following Emergency Baby Delivery

Wednesday September 28, 2022

Photo Courtesy Georgetown Fire Department. Members of the Georgetown Fire Department, as well as officers and a dispatcher from the Georgetown Police Department, held a reunion at the fire station recently with a local family after first responders aided in the birth of a newborn baby girl earlier this month.

GEORGETOWN — Acting Chief Chuck Savage announced that Georgetown firefighters held a reunion recently with a local family following an emergency baby delivery earlier this month.

On Sunday, Sept. 25 at the Georgetown Fire Department headquarters, members of the Georgetown Fire Department who aided in the emergency delivery of the baby earlier this month had the chance to meet with the family, including the mother and newborn baby girl.

Courtesy Photo. Baby Olivia was born on Sunday, Sept, 4 during an emergency home birth aided by members of the Georgetown Fire Department.

The delivery occurred on Sunday, Sept, 4. At approximately 6 a.m. that morning the Georgetown Fire Department received a 911 call for a woman in active labor at her home who needed immediate assistance.

The baby, Olivia, was born just minutes later after firefighters arrived with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. She and her mother were taken to an area hospital for evaluation following the delivery, and were both healthy.

Georgetown Fire Capt. Bret Moyer and firefighters Ron Agrella, Mike McManus, Celia Xie and Nick Rio all responded to the call, and were aided by Georgetown Police officers Dan Jenkins and Phil Sepe as well as dispatcher Kim Kowalick.

The baby’s mother, Alyssa, thanked firefighters on Sunday for their life-saving efforts during the emergency delivery for both her and her newborn baby. 

Firefighters in Georgetown believe this was the first time in 30 years that the department aided in the home delivery of a baby.

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