Video: Orlando FD experiences baby boom with 15 new 'littlest recruits'

Last month, the department shared that seven firefighters had become new fathers; now, more than a dozen are looking forward to Father's Day

By Laura French

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando Fire Department with 15 new "recruits" coming on board within a matter of months. 

In April, the department shared that seven of its firefighters had recently become fathers. By mid-May, the number had more than doubled. The firefighters, their spouses and their little ones all came together recently to be featured on ABC News. 

"When we first welcomed our littlest recruits, seven firefighters captured this special moment in a group photo. Now, twice as many firefighters shared their excitement with their families on primetime. What a Father's Day to come with 15 babies to celebrate with!" the department wrote in a Facebook post. 


From fighting fires to pacifiers. These seven Orlando Firefighters went from 24/48 hour shifts to 24/7 dads in a matter...

Posted by Orlando Fire Department on Friday, April 30, 2021

SPECIAL DELIVERY: David Muir reports on the special new assignment for some members of the Orlando Fire Department, who welcomed more than a dozen new babies during the pandemic.

Posted by ABC World News Tonight with David Muir on Thursday, May 13, 2021


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