Sunday, July 13, 2008

Local Fireman Delivers Baby

On July 13, 1981 at 10:38 a.m. the Vigilant Hose Company special unit (manned by company president Tim Costanza and Lieutenant Bradley Myers) and Pleasant Hall ambulance was dispatched to 337 East Orange Street for an obstetrics patient. Upon arrival it was quickly determined that the baby had no intentions on waiting for the ambulance to arrive. Lt Myers donned rubber gloves (we didn’t use them for anything else back in those days) and laid out the o.b. kit in preparation of the baby’s arrival. By 10:45 a.m. just seven minutes from dispatch a baby girl was delivered in the families living room. Others on the scene and inside helping at the time included, Borough Police officer Terry Kennedy, C.V. Hose Sgt. David Myers, and Vigilant Deputy Chief Danny Byers. Brad and Dave Myers rode with the mother to Chambersburg Hospital in the Pleasant Hall ambulance.


Sparky said...

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I ran up from the house. Not bad for to guys that were 17 & 18 years old at the time.

Anonymous said...

Hey Guys,

Stork Patrol at its best in Shippensburg. Nice going.