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Dispatcher credited after child delivered in Newark over the weekend

The Wayne County 911 Center reports an out of hospital child birth in the Village of Newark.

On September 14th at 12:40 a.m. the 911 Center received a call from an individual reporting that his friend was in labor. Acting quickly, Dispatcher Paul Fera performed Emergency Medical Dispatch instructions to help the caller deliver the child.

The Wayne County 911 Center is honored to report that Dispatcher Paul Fera assisted the caller and mother with delivering a baby boy at 12:47 a.m.

The mother and child were transported to the hospital by Newark Arcadia EMS.

Dispatcher-assisted child births are rare in Wayne County, with only a very small number happening each year.

All dispatchers in Wayne County are trained to National/International Academies of Emergency Dispatch standards and certified as Emergency Medical Dispatchers, prepared to respond when needed.

“The efforts of Dispatcher Fera are a fine example of the excellent service provided every day by all of the team members in the 911 Center in Wayne County. I am proud of Paul and the entire dispatch team that we have” said Greg DeWolf, 911 Operations Manager. “We wish the family and newborn baby all the best.”


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