Video: Illinois firefighters deliver a baby in a parking lot during winter storm

Plainfield firefighters delivered a baby girl in heavy snow.

Photo: Plainfield Fire Protection District / Courtesy

Illinois firefighters helped a woman deliver a baby girl in a sandwich shop parking lot when parents couldn’t get to the hospital in time during a winter storm.

The Plainfield Fire Protection District, a town in Will and Kendall counties, Illinois, said firefighters were dispatched Wednesday morning for a report of a woman in labor in a business parking lot.

Nearby firefighters responded to the scene and just minutes after their arrival a baby girl was born.

The district said in a Facebook post that a healthy girl was born within seven minutes of the firefighters’ arrival.

“The call actually came in the parking lot at Jimmy John’s, which is actually kind of crazy because you know Jimmy John’s ‘fast stranger’ and this was an incredibly fast delivery,” boss Jon Stratton told WFLD-TV. .

Stratton and Lt. Bryan Gallup said it was the first time they had been called in for a delivery.

“We wrapped the baby up, the dad cut the cord, we took the baby to the ambulance from there to keep her warm because obviously it was pretty cold,” Gallup said.

The mother and baby were taken to AMITA Health Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, where doctors said both were doing well.

“It was really nasty weather and it turned that day into a sunny day. I mean, it’s so overwhelming to be able to do this and change someone’s life. It’s crazy, it’s phenomenal,” Stratton said.

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