Suffolk County Fire Rescue Emergency Service Dispatcher Assists in Delivering Baby
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: November 27 2018
At 9:22 this morning the baby’s parents called reporting continuous contractions from the mother.
A Suffolk Emergency Service Dispatcher assisted in the delivery of a baby in Yaphank.
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Yaphank, NY - November 27, 2018 - Emergency Service Dispatcher Stacey Scheiner of the Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Services assisted in the at home delivery of a baby in Yaphank.
At 9:22 this morning the baby’s parents called reporting continuous contractions from the mother. Scheiner assessed the emergency and with the father’s assistance determined that the birth was imminent.
A responder from the Mastic Beach Ambulance arrived on scene as the baby was delivered and confirmed a healthy baby boy was delivered at 9:27
Scheiner is a past volunteer EMT at Mastic Ambulance and a twenty-year veteran dispatcher at Suffolk Fire Rescue. This is her third baby delivered as a dispatcher.
All dispatchers at Suffolk County Fire Rescue are required to have a minimum training level of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and many are advanced life support providers.
The department handles approximately 300,000 emergencies a year and assists in the delivery of approximately half dozen babies annually.
For further information on this incident contact Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Service – David Rubin at 631-852-4382.