Everett Police and Fire Departments team up to assist mother giving birth

On Monday July 19, at approximately 12:45 p.m. Everett Police Officer Jeffrey McCabe while working a construction detail on the corner of Chelsea Street and Partridge Terrace in Everett witnessed a vehicle pulled to the side of the road. Upon approaching the vehicle Officer McCabe witnessed a what was clearly a female in medical distress.

Officer McCabe immediately notified Everett Fire Department and Cataldo EMS for assistance in which he now realized was an active childbirth situation. Due to an apparent language barrier, Officer McCabe swiftly contacted Officer Nancy Guzman of the Everett Police Department who was able to quickly interpret and relay pertinent information to EMS and fire personnel until EPD Officer Nuno Almedia was able to arrive on scene and assist with translation.

Within minutes Lt. McCarthy, Firefighter Shanks, and Firefighter Fiore of the Everett Fire Department arrived on scene, provided first aid, and began to assist with labor. The female began to crown and a short time later Lt. McCarthy guided the female as she gave birth to a baby girl.

“The dedicated members of the Everett Police Department and Everett Fire Department consistently show their dedication and commitment to our community and it’s residents. I’m grateful for the swift and professional response by all agencies involved in the delivery of a new baby girl,” said Mayor Carlo DeMaria.

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