Oak Ridge firefighters and an Anderson County ambulance crew responded to a report of a baby delivery at a car rental store on Oak Ridge Turnpike on Sunday night.
The call from Enterprise Rent a Car at 608 Oak Ridge Turnpike came in at 7:58 p.m. Sunday.
The baby was delivered in the short time before the Oak Ridge Fire Department arrived. Emergency workers cut the baby’s cord, and the newborn and mother were taken to the hospital on an Anderson County Emergency Medical Services ambulance, along with two firefighters.
The baby began to cry after firefighters treated it at the scene, and that’s a good sign, Oak Ridge Fire Chief Darryl Kerley said.
“They just took care of it and cut the cord,” he said.
Enterprise Rent a Car is right across the street from a city fire station, and firefighters arrived in one minute and 10 seconds, Kerley said.
He said baby delivery kits are carried on all fire engines.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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