Larissa McGinty started having contractions two Saturdays ago. No problem. She'd been through this a year and a half earlier. She told her husband Frank, she got in the shower and they got ready to go to the hospital. Her baby couldn't wait. Before they could get in her car, Larissa went to the ground. The baby was coming now! Frank called 9-1-1 at 7:05pm. The Shrewsbury Fire Station is a half mile away. EMTs arrived in the McGinty's driveway at 7:08. They delivered daughter, Ramsey at 7:10. Wow.
16 days later the McGintys dropped by the Shrewsbury Fire Station to say thanks and get some pictures taken with the crew that delivered their second child.
As appreciative as this family is, the really happy people are those EMTs. Think about it. These folks deal with destruction, death and the seriously injured on a weekly if not daily basis. What a thrill and pleasure to help bring a child into the world. It's the sort of thing that happens in their line of work and they have to be ready for it, but it's typically just one of those things they hear about on TV that happened somewhere else.
Not this time. Congrats to all involved.
Mark Schnyder is a reporter at KMOV. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.