BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. (WSPA) – Firefighters and emergency medical technicians delivered a baby girl on the side of the road Wednesday morning in Buncombe County.
The Town of Weaverville Fire Department, along with Reems Creek ambulance, were dispatched to a person who was possibly going into labor.
Once they arrive at the scene, they put the woman in the ambulance and headed to the hospital.
After five minutes on the road, the ambulance pulled over and the baby girl was delivered by firefighters and EMTs.
Firefighters said the mother and baby, who weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces, are both going great.
The fire department released the following statement on its Facebook page following the delivery:
It is always an honor and pleasure to assist with bringing a life into the world, we see a lot of horrible things but this is one of the most rewarding calls we can respond to.