Kan. dispatcher shares joy in helping deliver baby
Dispatcher Chanda Jumet said the delivery was a positive reminder of why she loves her job
By EMS1 Staff
MCPHERSON COUNTY, Kan. — A local dispatcher aided a couple in delivering their son Monday.
Dispatcher Chanda Jumet said she receives many calls regarding animals escaping or on the loose, but baby deliveries are far and few between.
“My first thought was OK, stay calm, don’t let him know you are a tiny-little bit nervous,” Jumet said.
Jumet first asked for the location of the home before instructing the woman’s husband on how to deliver the baby, reported KSN.
EMS arrived just before the baby was delivered; Jumet said she could hear the baby’s first cry over the phone.
“It makes you remember why you do the job you do,” Jumet said. “You hear all of the bad stuff that happens and then you hear the one good and it makes everything worth it."