Denville, New Jersey, has a modest population of about 16,000 people who are accustomed to quiet, small-town life. But that all changed on a recent weekend, when a group of firefighters birthed two babies from two separate women in the same Burger King parking lot.
“It’s excitement — pure excitement,” volunteer firefighter Rich Yobs told CBS New York. Around 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 8, he and his crew were called to the lot, where a pregnant woman en route to the hospital had been forced to pull over.
“Contractions came full force, and the next thing you know, the water’s breaking and baby’s on its way,” Yobs added. “Within a few minutes, the baby was out. Like, it came fast. We got her into the ambulance and handed the baby to her and let her hold him the whole way to the hospital, so she was happy about that.”
The very next night, Yobs received a similar call. “We look at our pagers and go: ‘This is a joke. This can’t be — two nights in a row, the same exact thing,’” he told CBS News. “Sure enough, we get down there and it is. And I mean, that one came even quicker.”
Both babies were born healthy and taken to St. Clare’s Denville Hospital.
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