Indianapolis firefighters, police officers help with roadside baby delivery

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Police and firefighters helped with a very special delivery on Monday.

Around 8:30 Monday morning, officers were flagged down near Raymond and State streets to help out a mom in labor.  

Indianapolis metropolitan police called for medical crews, but Indianapolis firefighters got there first. 

Then three to five minutes later, a baby girl named Willow was born. 

“A fun time in a person’s life. Normally when we get called, it’s not normally for enjoyable things. So it was nice to be able to get to bring life into the world, see the smile on the mom’s face. Honestly, mom did all the work. We were there to just help and assist,” said Jon Keiser with IFD.

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Keiser says in his 20 years as an EMT and paramedic, this was his first time delivering a baby. 

Both baby and mother were doing fine on Monday night.