Special delivery: Middleboro Firefighters help deliver baby at home

Mar 3, 2023
MIDDLEBORO ___ They all too often get called to situations that result in the loss of a life.
But on Friday, March 3, Middleboro firefighters helped bring a new life into the world.
At about noon, Middleboro’s 911 dispatch received a call for a woman in labor. Middleboro Firefighters Michael DesRoches and Jason Myers, along with Middleboro Police Officer Caitlyn Berger, quickly responded to the scene and found the expectant mother in active labor, the department reported.
With the assistance of Brewster Ambulance Service paramedics, they were able to deliver a healthy baby girl, the town’s newest resident.
The mother and baby were transported to a nearby hospital, where they are both reported to be in good condition, the fire department reported.
Middleboro Fire Chief Owen Thompson praised the efforts of the firefighters, police officers and paramedics involved in the delivery.
"Our team did an outstanding job today. They worked quickly and professionally to ensure the safety and well-being of both the mother and baby."
He said the department “is thrilled to announce the successful delivery of a healthy baby girl.’’
Members of The Middleboro Fire Department extended their congratulations to the new parents and wished them all the best.
They also reminded the public “to call 911 in case of an emergency and trust in the capabilities of their local first responders,’’ according to Thompson.