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January 7, 2010

NY EMT helps deliver baby in back of ambulance

By Akiko Matsuda
The Journal News

HAVERSTRAW, N.Y. — With his crew, Matt Giannella, an emergency medical technician with the Haverstraw Ambulance Corps, responded Tuesday night to a call from a woman in labor.

When they arrived, the woman didn't appear to be going into labor any time soon, the 19-year-old EMT said. The crew had the woman lie down in the back of the rig, and a medic checked on her.

"Everything was fine," Giannella said. "Then she said something, and the medic looked. And the kid was coming out."

Full story: Baby and mother have no sign of health problems