EMT crew assists stranded couple with delivering a baby

The EMT crew assisted the couple on November 15 after their car broke down on their way to Jasmine Gutschow's doctor in Kearney.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Only 48 hours after training, a Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT crew helped a stranded couple deliver a baby on a country road near Hildreth.

The Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT crew received specialized training on emergency obstetrics from the UNMC’s Simulation-in-Motion Nebraska 48 hours earlier.

The EMT crew assisted the couple on November 15 after their car broke down on their way to Jasmine Gutschow’s doctor in Kearney.

The father, Kevin Gregory, called 911. The dispatcher decided to call the Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT crew. As soon as the emergency crews arrived, they made the decision to deliver the baby.

“Get down there, we’re catching this baby. We’re doing this,” said Hildreth Fire and Rescue EMT Elizabeth Burki.

The baby was born at 8:51 a.m. on November 15 with the assistance of the EMT crew.

“Thank God for the training,” said Burki.

UNMC says SIM-NE provides training to emergency medical service providers in rural areas across Nebraska.

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