GLENVILLE, N.Y. – Three public safety dispatchers and a police lieutenant will be recognized Wednesday at a Glenville Town Board Meeting for their help in the delivery of three babies.
Two of the children were delivered at home and one was delivered in the car as the parents were en route to the hospital.
In January, Glenville police received a frantic 911 call from Justin Rapp stating that his wife was about to deliver their baby in their car as they were in the roundabout on Glenridge Road. Public Safety Dispatcher Laurie Fredricks took the 911 call and talked the father through the delivery. Lieutenant Rick Conley, who is also a certified EMT, responded to the scene and assisted the father with the delivery.
Just hours after that call, another dispatcher, JoAnne McPhail, received a 911 call from Luis Cruz saying his wife was about to give birth. McPhail was able to talk Cruz through the delivery, and both the baby and mom were fine.
On March 14, Dispatcher Donald Gerding used his training to talk a new father through the full delivery. The mother delivered the healthy baby boy before the ambulance arrived to the home. Police say they are both in great condition.
The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. and two out of the three families and their newborns will also be attending.
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