Rookie firefighter delivers baby on first call, first day on the job

Unusual Stories

YONKERS, NY (WTNH) — A rookie firefighter in New York delivered a baby on his very first call on his very first day.

There wasn’t enough time to get the new mom to the hospital when she went into labor last week, so firefighter Michael Iacovello had to deliver the baby at the mother’s home.

“I was really nervous, I was excited, but the training kicked in and she started crying once we suctioned her. Then I cut the umbilical cord, it was really exciting.”

– Michael Iacovello, Yonkers, NY firefighter

Mom and baby are both doing fine. They reunited with Iacovello this week.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Don't Miss

More Don't Miss