15 years later: Twins visit first responders who saved them during home birth

A mom experiencing a double breech pregnancy at home was saved when first responders came to her aid 15 years ago

By EMS1 Staff

BERWYN, Pa. — Twin girls who were born 15 years ago after their mother began to deliver at home, reunited with the first responders who saved their lives.

The Berwyn Fire Company posted about the special visit on its Facebook page, explaining that the Copeland Family twins were born after a dangerous double breech pregnancy. Both girls were at risk of not surviving, but first responders ensured a successful birth for the girls.

Among the first responders present that day:

  • FF/Paramedic Kevin Dillard
  • FF/EMT Lt. Brian Garver
  • FF/EMT Asst. Chief Matthew Valocchi
  • FF/EMT Brian Hughes

In addition, officers from the Tredyffrin Township PD and a paramedic from the former Narberth Ambulance also helped in the successful birth of the twins.

The twins are now freshman in high school.

“We don’t always get to meet those we help, but it is special when we do!” wrote the fire department on the Facebook post.


This weekend we received a special visit from the Copeland Family Twins. Nearly 15 years ago the twins, now Conestoga...

Posted by Berwyn Fire Company on Sunday, March 10, 2019


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