Fire Fighters Association of Missouri

Two Departments Dispatched for Imminent Birth

BirthOn May 10, 2014 Boles Fire and Meramec Ambulance District were dispatched for an imminent birth. Upon arrival the crews found a mother had given birth to a 26 week gestation premature infant. The crews intubated and performed CPR on the scene and en-route to Mercy Hospital in Washington Missouri. This was the youngest infant ever treated at the ER at Mercy Washington. The infant was then flown to St. Louis. The infant is now 8 months old and doing excellent at home with his family.