Baby Delivered At Chicago Fire Station

Steve Miller
June 11, 2019 - 6:28 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Firefighters and paramedics delivered a baby outside a firehouse in the River West area Tuesday morning.

The car pulled up to the firehouse, where Barbara Ohse is captain. She said an announcement came over the speaker: “Everyone to the apparatus floor. There's a baby coming.”

A whole slew of people, including Firefighter/EMT Aidan Flahaven went into action, as the mother-to-be lay in the back seat.

He said he “went into dad mode, remembering when my wife was pregnant and going to the classes and learning how to talk to my wife and coach her.”

"I held her hand and gave her somebody to squeeze onto when things started getting a little closer to that point,” Flahaven said.

Barbara Ohse of the Chicago Fire Department (WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller)

Capt. Ohse caught the baby. The boy and his mother then went to the hospital.

"I give her all the credit because I've been there. I have three kids. It's not easy. But to do it in front of 16 people …”