Marlborough Firefighter Delivers His Own Daughter On I-290

MARLBOROUGH (WBZNewsRadio) - This wasn't the first time Marlborough Firefighter Matt Lupisella had delivered a baby on the job, but when his fiancé went into labor on the way to the hospital, his firefighter training came in handy.

"I never thought I'd deliver my own, absolutely not." He told WBZ's Shari Small.

Lupisella and fiancé, Jennifer Melo went to Emerson Hospital in Concord on Wednesday, expecting to have a standard delivery of their third child, but the hospital told them it wasn't time yet and sent them home. Less than an hour later, Melo's water broke and the couple called an ambulance.

Instead of going back to Emerson, the ambulance headed to UMass Memorial in Worcester, but this baby wasn't going to wait.

"10-15 minutes after getting into the back of the ambulance, me and another paramedic checked her, and at that point we were like 'we gotta pull over.' So we pulled over and delivered the baby right there on the side of the road." Lupisella said.

Weighing 6-pounds and 12-ounces, the couple welcomed a healthy baby girl named Savannah. She's just the second baby he's delivered in his 11 years on the job.

The couple also have an infant boy who just turned 1 in April, and an 8-year-old named Michael.

WBZ's Shari Small (@ShariSmallNews) reports

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