Medina firefighters delivered third baby this year on Sunday
MEDINA – Firefighters from Medina delivered the third baby born this year in the back of an ambulance on Sunday morning.
Steve Miller and Daniel Scanlan delivered a baby boy at 5:38 in the morning. The ambulance was on the way to Unity hospital in Rochester. The baby’s grandmother cut the cord in the ambulance, Fire Chief Tom Lupo told the Village Board on Monday.
Each firefighter who helps deliver a baby receives a stork pin. Mike Young leads with three pins in recent years, Lupo said.
Since Medina Memorial Hospital closed its maternity wing in 2011, the fire department has been transporting women in labor to hospitals in Batavia, Lockport, Buffalo and Rochester.
The Medina Fire Department has responded to 2,301 total calls so far this year. Village Trustee Marguerite Sherman said the babies are heart-warming, feel-good stories. Firefighters provide critical care in many other calls, often working with the police department, Sherman said.