Quincy Firefighters Deliver Baby On Sidewalk

QUINCY (CBS) – A quiet overnight shift turned into a night to remember for some Quincy firefighters.

Around 1:30 a.m. Friday, a cab driver knocked on the door of the North Quincy firehouse saying there was a woman in labor across the street.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Mark Katic reports

Quincy Firefighters Deliver Baby

quincy sidewalk Quincy Firefighters Deliver Baby On Sidewalk
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Quincy Fire Lt. Shawn Darcy and his colleagues went to the corner of Hancock and East Squantum streets and found the woman, who had already given partial birth.

The baby was delivered at the corner of Hancock and East Squantum streets. (WBZ-TV)

The baby was delivered at the corner of Hancock and East Squantum streets. (WBZ-TV)

They pulled out an OB kit, laid her down on the ground and delivered the baby girl right there on the sidewalk.

“The baby wasn’t breathing when (she) was first delivered so I was able to suction the baby’s airway and stimulate the baby to breathe and the baby started to cry,” Darcy told WBZ-TV.

They were able to clamp the umbilical cord and that’s when the ambulance showed up.

Quincy Fire Lt. Shawn Darcy. (WBZ-TV)

Quincy Fire Lt. Shawn Darcy. (WBZ-TV)

The mother, baby and the father all went to the hospital.

“Everybody was breathing, crying and happy,” Darcy said.

This was his second emergency child birth, but the first one on a sidewalk.

No other information is available yet about the family.

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