Calif. firefighter delivers his own daughter on side of highway

The L.A. County fire engineer pulled over on the way to the hospital and delivered the 6-pound, 8-ounce girl, wrapping her in his T-shirt before paramedics arrived


by FireRescue1 Staff

ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. — A firefighter delivered his own daughter on the side of a Calif. highway after his wife told him they would not make it to the hospital in time.

Matt, whose last name was not provided, and his wife Jackie welcomed the girl, who they named Camryn, on Tuesday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

Newborn girl Camryn met her older twin brothers at the hospital after her firefighter father assisted in her roadside delivery. (Photo/Orange County Fire Authority Facebook)
Newborn girl Camryn met her older twin brothers at the hospital after her firefighter father assisted in her roadside delivery. (Photo/Orange County Fire Authority Facebook)

The father, who previously worked with OCFA and is now an L.A. County Fire Department engineer, wrapped the 6-pound, 8-ounce newborn in his T-shirt before an OCFA engine arrived to assist and transport the family to the hospital.

“Matt kept reassuring me that she was breathing and then, yeah, the paramedics took it from there,” said Jackie, in an OCFA video.

The couple’s 2-year-old twin boys met their new sister at the hospital later that day.

 

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