Six Pasadena firefighters helped welcome a baby boy into the world in his parents’ home Thursday afternoon after he decided he wasn’t going to wait for an ambulance ride to the hospital to make his debut, officials said.
The baby and mother were doing well following the fast-paced delivery, which unfolded in the 200 block of East Del Mar Boulevard, according to city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian.
An engine crew and an ambulance company responded to a report of a woman going into labor, she said. Although the hospital was only minutes away, the baby began to crown, prompting the rescuers to deliver the child in the couple’s living room.
The father was present for the birth, Derderian said. It was the couple’s first child, and the first delivery for at least one of the firefighters.
One of the rescuers who cut the baby’s umbilical cord, Derderian said.