Chief Scott T. Lachance
100 Union St.,
Attleboro, MA 02703
For Immediate Release
Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Contact: Benjamin Paulin
Email: [email protected]
Attleboro Firefighters Who Delivered Baby Girl to Meet Family at Fire Station Thursday
ATTLEBORO — Chief Scott T. Lachance is pleased to announce that two Attleboro firefighters, who delivered a baby girl in the back of an ambulance last week, will be meeting the newborn and her parents for the first time since her birth on Thursday.
The firefighters will be presented with certificates to recognize them for their efforts.
Thursday, March 29, at noon
Attleboro Fire Station, 100 Union St., Attleboro
- Attleboro firefighters Ryan Bielawa and Cameron Eames
- Attleboro parents Korissa Burch, Jesse Hester and their newborn daughter Addilynn Hester
On Thursday, Attleboro firefighters Ryan Bielawa and Cameron Eames will meet the baby girl they delivered in the back of an ambulance on the way to the hospital last week.
Parents Korissa Burch and Jesse Hester will bring their newborn daughter Addilynn Hester to the fire station to meet with the firefighters for the first time since the baby was born.
“I’m thankful that they helped deliver our beautiful healthy child and I can’t wait to say thank you to them in person,” Burch said. “In the ambulance they told us Addilynn’s gender, which we didn’t know before she was born. So it was a really special moment.”
At approximately 3:45 a.m. on Wednesday, March 21, the Attleboro Fire Department responded to a home on Peck Street, where Burch was in labor.
Burch was placed into an ambulance with the help of the firefighters. While on the way to the hospital, Bielawa delivered the baby while Eames drove the ambulance.
They were taken to Sturdy Memorial Hospital and were cared for until their release on Saturday. Both are doing well and are healthy.
Addilynn Raye Hester was born weighing 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. She is Burch’s fourth child.
For both Bielawa and Eames, this was their first time delivering a baby.
“It will be an exciting day at the fire station tomorrow,” Chief Lachance said. “In our line of work there are many calls that we go on that don’t have positive or pleasant results. This one had a happy ending and brought a new life into the world. I am happy to hear that both mother and child are healthy and I’m looking forward to meeting them tomorrow.”