Firefighters get 'more than bargained for' during emergency call

Yahoo News Staff
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A group of Queensland firefighters got a "little more than they bargained for" when they responded to a call from a pregnant woman going into labour last month.

A crew from Innisfail Fire and Rescue Service were called to assist Queensland Ambulance Service on September 22 at around 7.20am when Tegan Izzard began having contractions earlier than expected.

Not long after firefighters Chris, Mark, Rob, Senior Firefighter Glen and Station Officer Scott arrived at her home, they helped deliver a healthy baby boy.

Innisfail Fire and Rescue Service B Shift crew.
Innisfail Fire and Rescue Service B Shift crew helped deliver a healthy baby boy. Source: Facebook/Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES

“Congratulations to the family! We know you weren’t expecting our crews to help deliver your bundle of joy, but we are glad we could assist,” Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) posted on their Facebook page.

Though everything worked out fine, Ms Izzard told Nine News her husband was worried when he saw the firefighters pull up before the ambulance.

"He was stressing a fair bit and he was yelling 'there's no fire, there's a baby what's going on?'," she said.

Firefighter Glenn Buckton admitted it was a “shock” for his team to be there without the medics.

On September 24, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services revealed the team went back to the Izzard’s home with gifts.

The firefighter crew pose with the baby during their return visit.
On September 24, Queensland Fire and Emergency Services revealed the team went back to the Izzard’s home with gifts. Source: Facebook/Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES

“The Innisfail Fire and Rescue B shift crew returned to Tegan’s house with flowers and a little wooden fire truck after helping deliver her beautiful baby boy,” QFES said on Facebook.

“We are very happy to hear everyone’s healthy and doing well! No name yet, we think firefighter Sam has a nice ring to it.”

Nine News later revealed the baby has since been named Adrick, though Ms Izzard is thinking of having his middle name be ‘Scotty’, after firefighter Scott Dewar, who helped her husband cope.

“I let the father know it's going to be the longest two minutes of our lives,” Mr Dewar told Nine News.

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