First responders help deliver baby, shovel snow for new parents
Two Cedar Rapids Fire Department first responders shoveled snow outside a house as the rest of the crew helped deliver a baby inside
By News Staff
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — A fire department crew who helped deliver a baby also shoveled snow from the new parents’ driveway.
CNN reported that Cassy and Scott Abram called for help when Cassy went into labor after returning home from the hospital.
Scott started delivering Scotty Jr. himself before first responders arrived.
"[First responders] arrived about 10 minutes later and they let dad cut the umbilical cord on the living room floor," Scotty Jr.’s aunt, Lisa Ruffin, said.
A Cedar Rapids Fire Department crew helped deliver the baby, and went the extra mile to shovel the snow from the Abrams’ driveway.
"After they got mom and baby in warm blankets on the stretcher and 'Dr. Dad' was ready to go, we went outside and saw the firemen finishing shoveling their long drive," Ruffin said. "I was in such awe of their selflessness! It's amazing what some will do for others without knowing anything about them. It was not their job to come and shovel."
The fire department posted about the act of kindness, saying “the weather is cold, but this should warm your heart!”
“The coolest part of this picture was these two firefighters in the photo responded to the scene in their own vehicles to shovel,” the post read. “The other three firefighters from the engine crew were in the house attending to the patient and her new born baby boy!”