Firefighter Delivers Baby After Remembering Tips From TV Show "One Born Every Minute"

The baby was born in the back of a car at the scene of the huge blaze.

3. While the fire was being dealt with, a couple in a car drove through a cordon placed around the scene.


According to the fire brigade, they had been stuck in traffic and the mother-to-be was already in the late stages of labour in the back seat of the vehicle.

McLaren, who has been a firefighter for 15 years, leapt into action and with colleague Richie Hall began to help.

4. The 33-year-old firefighter said:


The husband was driving and was in a bit of a panic. I could see that the lady in the back seat was in the middle of giving birth and when I looked I could see the baby’s head.

We began to give the mum oxygen and to try and reassure her. While Richie carried on doing that I ran round to where the baby was and kept telling the lady to push.

Once he was born we rubbed him down to get his circulation going and when he started crying I knew it was going to be alright. We then kept mum and baby warm until London Ambulance Service arrived to take them to hospital.

6. He added: “It has definitely been one of the highlights of my career and it’s not something I ever expected that I would do in my life.


“Someone said to me the other day that as firefighters we usually enter people’s lives at their worst moments so being there at such a joyful occasion makes a nice change.”

The fire on Wednesday is believed to have started in a restaurant on the High Street and spread to neighbouring flats.

No one is reported to have been injured in the blaze.

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