In the early evening of Christmas Eve, members of Houston Fire Departments Engine 5 responded to a call regarding a woman in labor. The crew, based on the city’s west side, provided care for the mother while they awaited the arrival of an ambulance.
As it became apparent that the baby would not wait, the firefighters delivered the baby girl.
The Houston Firefighters Association tweeted the photo of the proud parents and the happy crew of firefighters.
Houston Firefighters Association President Marty Lancton told Breitbart Texas, “Houston firefighters are grateful that we could help deliver the family’s new bundle of joy and that Mom and baby are recovering well. Our crew appreciated the opportunity to help. We applaud Mom’s bravery in the delivery. We wish the family a Merry Christmas!”
HFD Captain Andy Williamson said in a Facebook post that the mother was scheduled to deliver via C-section.
“Despite everything,” Williamson wrote, “there are still cool things that happen at this job!”
Elsewhere, Houston Fire Department officials tweeted a safety reminder related to the holiday season.