“I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time," said Warfield.
Meghan Warfield's heroic act saved a woman. A pregnant 30-year-old Maryland firefighter, who was in labor was quick to help a passenger in a multi-car collision. Warfield is also a member of the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine (BQVFD). According to a Facebook post by BQVFD, Megan had just finished organizing and hosting her late father's 2nd annual memorial golf tournament when she was involved in a significant motor vehicle collision.
Megan has been serving in an administrative capacity due to her pregnancy. She told TODAY, “I started to climb in there with her, but then I was like, ‘What are you doing? You’re nine months pregnant,’” she said. “I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time," said Warfield. “It was also important that I keep her calm,” Warfield added. “It was a pretty traumatic event.”
Once the paramedics reached the location, Warfield left for Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore to get herself checked. The accident had induced labor and her child had moved into a sideways position. “I don’t know how I did what I did because the cramping was so bad,” Warfield said when she was asked how she managed to help the passenger. “I must’ve just been running on adrenaline,” as reported by PEOPLE.
WOW! A pregnant Baltimore County, Maryland firefighter helped rescue a person trapped in a car just hours before giving birth herself. 😳🙏https://t.co/5FYtsGM2xe— 7News DC (@7NewsDC) October 14, 2022
Warfield and her boyfriend, Joshua Daugherty, had a beautiful little girl and they named her Charlotte. The child was born less than 24 hours after the accident. She has three children, Ellie, Jameson, and the newborn child, Charlotte. Funnily enough, her boyfriend, Daughtery, was one of the first responders on the scene. Baltimore County emergency medical service (EMS) took six patients to two local hospitals, according to Elise Armacost, director of public affairs for the Baltimore County Fire Department. Armacost said that all the injuries were non-life-threatening at the time of transport and one of the patients had minor injuries.
A pregnant firefighter’s training kicked in during a bad car accident as she jumped into action to aid a crash victim mere hours before delivering her baby. pic.twitter.com/G6JpRHkvdc— TODAY (@TODAYshow) October 13, 2022
Fire Chief Joanne Rund told TODAY that she commends Warfield's act. “We take pride in our dedicated Fire and EMS personnel. Not only do they give their all when they are on duty, but also when they are off duty," Rund wrote. "We congratulate FF Warfield and her family and appreciate her service.”
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine called Warfield "a true public servant" in their Facebook post. “Ignoring any chance she could be injured, Megan immediately exited her mangled vehicle and began providing care to a person trapped by their overturned car,” the post reads in part. “After all patients were evaluated, Megan agreed to an evaluation herself,” they wrote. "Since no good deed should go unrecognized, we wanted to highlight Megan's heroic and selfless actions. Congratulations Momma Megan, Job Well Done!," added BQVFD.
Cover Image Source: Facebook/ Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue & Marine