Western Coventry Rescue Crew Delivers Newborn En Route to Hospital

Both mother and baby are now at Kent Hospital and in good health.


At 11:40 a.m. on Friday, Western Coventry Rescue 8 was dispatched to transport a pregnant resident in labor to Kent County Hospital.

When the crew, which included Capt. Kelly Guastini, Lt. Kathleen Hartley and Captain Robert Mann, arrived at the residence, the mother's water had already broken and she was having contractions only four minutes apart.

"We started to tranport her to Kent Hospital, but only made it as far as Harkney Hill Road and Camp Westwood," said Capt. Guastini. "So we pulled over to the side of the road and delivered the baby. The parents didn't know it was a boy so we got to give them the news, too!"

After delivering the newborn at 12:02 p.m., crew members transported the new mother and her baby the rest of the way to Kent County Hospital where they are both in good health.


Alicarn November 02, 2012 at 08:36 PM
Yay! Good job by all! Congratulations to everyone!!
Sandy Lukowicz November 02, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Sandy Lukowicz This is why I'm so proud of our firemen.
marie wood November 02, 2012 at 08:54 PM
God Bless this Family...Great Job to the Rescue Team...
Lila E. Ritchotte November 02, 2012 at 08:59 PM
A wonderful story. What professionals. Congratulations to all. I am sure there is much intense training that goes into all aspects of being on a rescue and a firefighter. Lila Ritchotte Coventry
Steven Autieri November 02, 2012 at 10:17 PM
Phenomenal job to the crew for thinking quickly on their feet.
JMac November 03, 2012 at 12:10 AM
These are the good stories one loves to hear. We're proud of our fire personnel. Wish whatever issues are going on with the fire districts would get straightened out & let these men & women continue on with the great jobs that they do. Thank you for this story.
Stephanie Caldwell November 03, 2012 at 01:13 AM
What a wonderful story! What great rescue staff we have here!
Kathleen November 03, 2012 at 02:21 AM
Congratulations to the new parents! Job well done to the crew of Rescue 8!
Barbara McCall November 03, 2012 at 09:44 PM
We need more good news like this. Congrats to the new parents on the birth of their new son. Way to gho Res 8. Congrats on the great job that you all did. Keep up the great work and may God Bless you all.


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