Boy oh boy, Lebanon Fire and Rescue gets there in the nick of time

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BABY ON BOARD; Lebanon Fire and Rescue got a call to duty today they won't soon forget (Courtesy photo)

LEBANON, Maine - This is the time of year when Fire and Rescue departments all over are gearing up toy drives so they can deliver that special gift to that special child.

Well, today they actually delivered the child, a brand new healthy baby boy.

The call came in to 911 a little before 10 for a woman in labor at her South Lebanon home, Lebanon Fire and EMS Lt. Matt O'Connor said today.

He said five answered the call including himself and Paramedic Mike White, who delivered the baby at 10:01 a.m.

"She went into labor and was having contractions, so she called 911," O'Connor said. "She began delivering just as we were moving her out of the bed to the ambulance."

He said the delivery of the baby went smoothly and the brand new mom, who was having her first, was very happy they were there.

"She was very appreciative," O'Connor said.

After the delivery they delivered her to Wentworth Douglass Hospital in Dover where she remains today for observation.

Others who were on hand for the auspicious occasion included Firefighter/EMT Chris Freddette, EMT Jenna Cole and Crew Chief Mike Baglieri.

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