New London firefighters deliver baby outside headquarters

From left, Lt. Jeremy Hynek and firefighters Barry Fuller, Joseph Nott, Knute Malinowsky and Michael Gentile helped deliver a baby in a vehicle outside the New London Fire Department headquarters on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Courtesy of Battalion Chief Mark Waters)
From left, Lt. Jeremy Hynek and firefighters Barry Fuller, Joseph Nott, Knute Malinowsky and Michael Gentile helped deliver a baby in a vehicle outside the New London Fire Department headquarters on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018. (Courtesy of Battalion Chief Mark Waters)

New London — The city's fire department headquarters saw some excitement Friday night, with the crew delivering a baby right outside on Bank Street.

The family's car — the father was driving, with the mother in the front passenger seat and their daughter in the back seat, Battalion Chief Mark Waters said — stopped outside the headquarters building a little after 8 p.m. The crew is trained to assist in such emergencies, Waters said. Lt. Jeremy Hynek and firefighters Barry Fuller, Joseph Nott, Knute Malinowsky and Michael Gentile helped deliver the baby — a boy — in the front seat of the vehicle.

Waters said the mother and baby were transported to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. Their names and condition were not available.

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