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Baby delivered in Sisters ambulance

On Saturday, January 27, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District paramedics assisted in delivering a baby during a transport to the hospital.

Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District crews were dispatched with lights and sirens to a medical call for a woman in labor. Upon arrival, ambulance crews quickly confirmed the patient was in active labor with just a couple of minutes between contractions. The patient and her significant other were assisted to the ambulance and crews began to transport the couple to St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.

While enroute to the hospital, it became evident that the delivery was imminent and the ambulance crew prepared accordingly. After a few rounds of pushing with the support of paramedics Pat Burke and Cody Meredith, the mother delivered a healthy baby girl with no complications. The ambulance pulled over along the highway and the father was able to come into the back of the ambulance to help cut the umbilical cord and meet his baby girl. The transport was continued to the hospital for postnatal care for the family.

“Our paramedics train for this type of scenario, but labor and delivery are not routine calls for service for our ambulance crews,” said Chief Johnson.

Captain Cody Meredith said, “The crew considers it an honor to have been part of this special moment for this family.”

The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District congratulated the family on their new addition.


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