GLENVILLE, N.Y. – A Glenville Police lieutenant and a 911 dispatcher helped an expectant father deliver his child Friday.
Glenville Police received a frantic 911 call at 2:42 p.m. from Justin Rapp stating that his wife was about to deliver their baby in their car as they were in the roundabout on Glenridge Road.
Public Safety Dispatcher Laurie Fredricks took the 911 call and talked the father through the delivery. Lieutenant Rick Conley, who is also a certified EMT, responded to the scene and assisted the father with the delivery.
During the 911 call, mother Jessica Rapp can be heard screaming for help while dispatcher Laurie Fredricks calmly helped Justin deliver the baby.
“He did mention he didn't like blood, I said, ‘Well we're gonna have to deal with it,'” said Fredricks.
“I was just thinking, please god let someone get here first, he's not good with blood and stuff,” said mother Jessica.
Five minutes into the call, baby girl Jadley started to make her debut into the world two days before her due date.
She was delivered safely at 2:48, just a mere six minutes after her dad's call, and transported to Ellis Hospital.
When asked about the experience, mom Jessica thanked Fredricks for keeping her husband calm while she could not.
For Fredricks, she said it was one of those calls that “make you feel good about your job.”