"She picked a peculiar place to enter the world, but it was very sweet and it's something that I will never forget," the firefighter shared.
A veteran first responder from Georgia assisted in the birth of his first grandchild while on duty at his own fire station. Although it was unexpected, the fireman said his family is "over the moon" to have welcomed the baby girl, Adalynn. "I've been in the fire service for a little over 28 years and I have delivered multiple children, and so just natural instincts kind of took over to make sure that we had the right stuff," Bret Langston told Good Morning America.
A veteran firefighter in Austell, Georgia, has delivered numerous babies, but the most recent one stands out among the others. https://t.co/UCKHfNeGSk— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) March 14, 2023
Hannah, Langston's daughter, recalled waking up early on February 10 with what she believed to be labor pains. Langston made the decision to start traveling to the birthing facility with her mother April Langston, partner Christopher Williams, and other family members. Langston recalled her mother suggesting they halt at her father's fire station along the way so she could use the restroom. "We stopped and as soon as I got out of the car, I was like, 'I'm not getting back in' and they were like, 'No, you're fine.' I was like, 'No, like, she's coming right now,'" Hannah recalled.
At the time, Bret Langston was working one of his 24-hour long shifts at the Austell Fire Station, but it soon became apparent that the baby was on the way. The other firemen then began pitching in to assist, finding the station's obstetrical kit and warming up towels, as he led his daughter to his personal bunk room at the fire station.
A Georgia firefighter helped deliver his first grandchild while on duty at his own fire station, and the veteran first responder said although it was unexpected, his family is "over the moon" after welcoming the baby girl, named Adalynn. ❤️https://t.co/uK9lHvuM1D— Good Morning America (@GMA) March 20, 2023
"I cleared the bed ... [and] put plastic trash bags down on the bed. I [replaced] my sheets on there so Hannah would at least be comfortable, and we got started on that," Bret Langston said. "My wife called Hannah's doula and fortunately, she was only about five or six minutes away, and I think about 10 minutes after we got Hannah settled in, Adalynn came."
"That was totally unexpected," said Austell Fire Captain Mitch Parrott to 10 News. "We are more than just coworkers, we spend one-third of our lives together. We are like family here," he said.
Mom Hannah was absolutely moved by this birth, grateful that the baby had no complications. "They put her on my chest and at first, I was just shocked … I looked at her and just looked around the room and I was like, 'Oh my God,'" Hannah said. "It was just like unreal."
As his granddaughter gets older, Bret Langston said he is excited to show her around the fire station because they have developed a particularly close relationship. "It is definitely something I'll remember forever," he said. "It became a little emotional for me because while this is my daughter and my granddaughter, and you know, she picked a peculiar place to enter the world, but it was very sweet and it's something that I will never forget," he added.
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