FRNSW crew helps deliver bundle of joy - Warriewood

Published: 13 May 2022 04:02pm

You’ve heard of paramedics helping during an emergency birth, but a fire crew?!

A Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crew was the first on scene at the emergency call at Warriewood around 10.15 this morning.

A neighbour who heard cries of distress at a home next door called Triple Zero (000).

Joined by police, the Mona Vale FRNSW crew was about to force its way into the townhouse when a quick-thinking five-year-old girl at the home used a step-ladder to activate the automatic garage door.

The first responders entered the home and discovered a mother nursing a newborn in the shower and in need of assistance.

The baby girl had arrived two weeks early, catching her father off-guard at work.

Female firefighters comforted the woman until NSW Ambulance paramedics arrived and transported mum and the baby to hospital.

FRNSW commends the actions of the baby girl’s sister, who has been presented with a firefighter’s red helmet and a ‘Care Bear” for her efforts.

The new mum praised FRNSW firefighters for their assistance.

“They were fantastic with everything… they were so helpful and I really appreciate what they did for me,” she said.

“I’m still in shock… it was a bit crazy this morning but now all is good.”

FRNSW Leading Station Officer Tracey Spindler said, “I’ve been faced with some interesting scenarios in my 24 years as a firefighter… but this tops the lot and is this the most special without a doubt.

“Even when you’re thinking about being ‘Prepared for Anything’, you certainly aren’t expecting this.”

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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