Easton Firefighters Reunite with Baby Boy They Delivered
Easton, MA (WLNE) – A newborn boy will one day learn all about the wild entrance he made into the world!
On Friday, 3-week-old Isaiah Essex and his mom, Syreeta Essex, reunited with four Easton firefighters who delivered him.
“It’s emotional for me. I didn’t expect to have him; I was supposed to be induced two weeks later,” Syreeta Essex said. “For everything to happen so suddenly and then being able to see the people who came to our rescue, they saved us, it’s really emotional for me.”
Isaiah was born on October 18. At about 4 a.m. that day, Easton firefighters responded to a home on Nancy Road after getting a call about a woman in active labor. When they arrived, Syreeta Essex was close to giving birth, so they loaded her into an ambulance and headed toward the hospital. The situation was progressing fast, so the firefighters left one of their fire trucks at the mother’s home. That way, all firefighters could ride in the ambulance to help.
“We had noticed that she was in imminent delivery and sometimes we try to prolong as much as we can before we get to the hospital where we can get to a setting that’s more controlled and feasible for the baby and the mom. But, when we got there we realized we did not have that much time.”
Baby Isaiah made his entrance during that ride to the hospital. The firefighters who delivered the baby are Lt. Bill Fralick, Lt. Jeff Dupuis, Firefighter Jimmy Baptiste and Firefighter Christopher Brasells.
Those four firefighters received stork pins to honor their work and the chance to meet the little one who they say will always have a place at the Easton Fire Department.
“Isaiah and mom are now a part of our history,” Firefighter Christopher Brasells said. “Down the road, when Isaiah is older, he can ride his bike down to the station and he’ll be a part of history at Easton fire.”
In a news release, Chief Justin Alexander said, “A baby delivery is a rare call for our firefighters and I commend the crew involved for their professional response and the care that they provided to their patients.” He said the firefighters are looking forward to seeing mom and baby again.