ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. – Rescuers in St. Johns County helped deliver two babies within 12 hours after their parents couldn't make it to the hospital in time.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue first received a 911 call from a man who said his wife was in labor. Crews were dispatched, but the dispatcher said it became clear the baby would most likely arrive before rescuers did.
911 dispatcher Timothy Biscay did an excellent job calming the father and walking him through the process of delivering the baby at home, according to SJCFR.
Over the course of several minutes, the father successfully delivered the baby.
Shortly after delivery, paramedics arrived and transported the mother and baby to the hospital for follow-up care.
In the second call, paramedics arrived to a home and found a woman in labor.
Paramedic Tina Corcoran and other crew members helped safely deliver the baby and transported the child and mother to the hospital for follow-up care.
The paramedics and dispatchers involved in these healthy deliveries were reunited with the families on Thursday and took photos for their albums.
St. Johns County Fire Rescue wants to congratulate the Befort family on the birth of their daughter, Cecelia Avery Befort, and the Rodriguez/Soto family on the birth of their son, Jadiel Arnaldo Rodriguez.