Mom thanks TFD paramedics who helped deliver her new bundle of j - Tucson News Now

Mom thanks TFD paramedics who helped deliver her new bundle of joy

Greg Kisiel (pictured left) and John Grimes are both paramedics with the department and Baby Troy and his mom. (Source: Tucson Fire Department) Greg Kisiel (pictured left) and John Grimes are both paramedics with the department and Baby Troy and his mom. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

A mother made a stop into the Tucson Fire Department Wednesday to say 'thank you' to the Station 22 paramedics who helped welcome her new baby boy into the world in unusual fashion.

On March 30, shortly after 7 a.m., the Tucson Fire Department got a 911 call that the mother’s contractions had started, according to Barrett Baker with the Tucson Fire Department.

Baker said she wasn’t able to get to the hospital fast enough, so medics arrived at the home in the 6200 block of South Campbell Avenue to take her in their truck.

Greg Kisiel (pictured left) and John Grimes are both paramedics with the department, and were given no choice but to help deliver the baby in the back of Medic 22. The mother and newborn were then rushed to the hospital, Baker said.

Baby Troy, and his mother came by the station Wednesday to visit. It was a chance for the medics to officially meet the newborn they helped deliver.

Baker explained it is “a rarity” for a birth to happen in the back of a medic truck, and that most of the time mothers are able to make it safely to the hospital before the baby is born.

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