Waterbury Firefighters Make Special Delivery

Four firefighters helped deliver a baby when a woman went into labor two weeks early on Saturday.

By Todd Piro
|  Tuesday, Dec 4, 2012  |  Updated 6:43 PM EDT
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Waterbury Firefighters Make Special Delivery

Four Waterbury firefighters took part in a special delivery for a couple on Saturday.

The first responders were called to the home of Cynthia DeJesus on Hill Street when the soon-to-be mom went into labor two weeks ahead of schedule.

"I was nervous. I was scared," said Alan Schivo, the baby's father. "I was wondering what if something happened to her. She had no medication, no epidural, no shots."

Schivo called 911, and within minutes, four firefighters from Engine 1 arrived.

"You are trained to do it, but you don't see it very often, "said Ray Corbo, a Waterbury firefighter who assisted with the delivery.

The baby boy wasn't breathing after he was delivered, so the firefighters suctioned the newborn's mouth and nose, and the baby began to cry.

"Once the baby cried, I can definitely say we were all relieved," firefighter Joe Bogdanski said.

DeJesus and her baby, Anthony, were placed in an ambulance and taken to Waterbury Hospital. Both mother and son were fine.

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