Brevard 911 dispatcher helps deliver baby girl

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BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Brevard County fire rescue dispatcher is being credited with helping deliver a baby girl on Monday.

Logan Reedy, 25, has worked the overnight shift for six years but said Monday morning was his first baby delivery call.

The caller on the other end of the line said he worried about his roommate, who was about to have her baby.

"You can see the baby's head coming out," the caller said.

"The baby's head is coming out?" asked Reedy.

"Yes," said the caller.

Most of the time, emergency crews arrive before a dispatcher has to talk someone through the delivery, but that wasn’t the case this time around.

In Reedy's case, the closest crew to the Port St. John home was on another call. The next closest crew from Canaveral Groves headed out while Reedy took control of the situation on the phone.

"Apply firm but gentle pressure to keep the baby's head from delivering too fast," he told the caller. "The second everything started happening, I didn't have a chance to worry or get nervous or anything like that."

In a matter of minutes, the baby was almost out.

"One more push, Sarah," the caller can be heard saying. "I got the baby out.  I got the baby out."

Reedy told the caller to wipe off the baby's face and wrap her in clean towels until a fire crew arrived to take the mother and baby to the hospital.

"Everybody in the room was listening to the call.  Everybody was nervous about it," said Reedy.

The mother and baby were doing fine when emergency crews arrived, officials said.

Once the call was completed, Reedy earned his stork pin, a symbol given to 911 dispatchers who handle a baby delivery over the phone.

"I was smiling from ear to ear. It was really cool," said Reedy.