Firefighters Meet Baby Boy They Helped Deliver At Their Station

Mike Krauser
June 15, 2019 - 4:15 pm

WBBM Newsradio/Steve Miller


CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Firefighters who helped deliver a baby who was in a rush to see the world this week got a chance to formally meet the bundle of joy and his mother Tuesday night.

Vanessa Villa went into labor outside of a River West fire station on West Chicago Avenue just before 9 a.m. Tuesday. A whole slew of people, including Firefighter/EMT Aidan Flahaven went into action, as the mother-to-be lay in the back seat.

But it was Captain Barbara Ohse who caught the baby.

"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 …” she said.

The firefighters gave the baby, Julian Lopezi, an onsie, and gave his sibling a shirt.