Georgetown Fire Department Reunites With Family After Emergency Home Birth

Photo: Courtesy of the Georgetown Fire Department.

GEORGETOWN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — It was a joyous reunion on Sunday, as the Georgetown Fire Department circled back to check in on a local family they assisted in an emergency baby delivery earlier this month.

Early in the morning on September 4, the GFD responded to a call for a woman in active labor at her home, where she needed immediate assistance. According to first responders, the woman was on the verge of giving birth when firefighters entered the home, assisting in the delivery of a healthy newborn girl within minutes of arrival.

According to the GFD, Fire Captain Bret Moyer and firefighters Ron Agrella, Mike McManus, Celia Xie and Nick Rio all responded to the call with assistance from the Georgetown Police Department, with officers Dan Jenkins, Phil Sepe, and dispatcher Kim Kowalick.

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The emergency crew met with the family at the fire station for the first time since the emergency delivery, an event that Acting Fire Chief Chuck Savage said is an example of the GFD's work ethic.

“Our firefighters train for all sorts of emergency situations, not just putting out fires,” Acting Chief Savage said. “Aiding in the delivery of a newborn baby is one of those situations and we are extremely proud of our members who helped to safely deliver the baby along with assistance from the Georgetown Police.”

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