WHITMAN (CBS) — Firefighters helped deliver a healthy baby in a Whitman home Wednesday morning. Baby Nathan was born less than ten minutes after firefighters arrived around 4 a.m.
It took crews about a minute to get to the East Avenue house. They quickly created a sterile environment and assisted in the birth moments later.READ MORE: Chipmunk Wanted For 'Burglarizing' Pelham NH Police Department
The mother, Erica Rodriguez, and baby Nathan were then taken to South Shore Hospital.
Firefighter Steven Foster said it went as smoothly as possible.READ MORE: Police: Woburn Man Who Just Received License To Carry Accidentally Shoots Friend While Showing New Gun
“Very unique experience, I’m very happy to be able to assist in the delivery. It’s overwhelming. We have to stay calm and collected, it was a great crew,” he said. “We’re happy to go into the house to treat one patient and walk out with two, mother with a smile on her face.”
Rodriguez and her husband Jason McCarthy said they were grateful for the firefighters’ professional response.
“I’m glad that they were there so quick and did a great job,” said Rodriguez. “It’ll be a great story to tell. We’ll remember this forever. I’ll never have another experience like it.”MORE NEWS: 9-Year-Old In Critical Condition After Being Pulled From Methuen Pool
Nathan has two older siblings who were also there to see him come into the world.