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'Three or four pushes later she had given birth to a baby boy'

A good day’s work.

A FIREFIGHTER WHO helped a woman give birth over the weekend has recalled the experience.

Rob Nulty (33) and his colleague Paul McGurrell, who are based in Swords, responded to a call from Lusk in north Dublin at about 4.30pm on Saturday.

They were told an 18-year-old woman’s water had broken.

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“En route we got a message from the control room saying that the baby’s birth was now imminent and they were sending a fire engine to help us,” Nulty told Today FM.

“[Paul] said to me ‘Rob you quickly get the maternity kit and the equipment set up and I’ll go into the house and see what the story is’.”

The woman just about made it into the back of an ambulance.

She said ‘I’m okay’, but within 30 seconds she said ‘I need to push’ so we quickly put her on the stretcher and three or four pushes later she had given birth to a baby boy.

Both mother and baby are doing well.

Nulty, who has been a fireman since 2008, said he’s received an “unbelievable reaction”, adding: “Everyone’s over the moon.”

He did admit to getting “a good bit of slagging as well” from his co-workers, but said they’re delighted too.

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