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Firefighters deliver baby girl outside of station in West Ashley

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Engineer Ken Chapel, Capt. Patrick Henry and firefighter Joe Udy. Engineer Ken Chapel, Capt. Patrick Henry and firefighter Joe Udy.
WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) -

Firefighters are used to saving lives, but earlier this week the firefighters at St. Andrews Fire Department brought a new life into the world.

Caroline Ashley Campbell was delivered this past weekend at the fire station.

The baby's father pulled up to the station on 1340 Bees Ferry Road Sunday afternoon when he realized his wife was in labor and was not going to make it to the hospital.

It took only five minutes for Caroline to be delivered.

Capt. Patrick Henry, Engineer Ken Chapel and firefighter Joe Udy all helped to deliver the baby girl.  

"About four or five minutes later we were holding a new baby,"Henry said. "We've been trained for this for a long time. We were glad to be a part of it."

The quick thinking of the firefighters made for a successful delivery of the healthy 6 pound 3 ounce bundle of joy.

Caroline was then taken to the hospital and checked out. Her family says they're just grateful to the men for what they did.

"Everybody was happy, baby was crying. Mom was happy," Henry said. "It was a great thing."

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