ROGERS, Ark. — A long-time local fireman delivered a baby in the back of an ambulance — something he’s never experienced in his 15-year career.
All the baby preparations for one Rogers family went out the window.
“I was yelling at my husband saying call 9-1-1,” Myra McKenzie-Harris said. “We are having this baby much sooner than we thought.”
Right then and there, the baby decided it was time.
“911 what’s your emergency. My wife is having a baby. It’s crowning right now!”
The Rogers Fire Department responded to their medical call late Monday night.
And on the other end of the line….
“She can feel the baby coming!”
Myra McKenzie-Harris was in labor and couldn’t make it to the car.
“A lot of us have never seen anything like this,” firefighter and paramedic from the Rogers Fire Department John Fox said. “I knew what to do but never performed it before.”
Mom was rushed in an ambulance for a five-minute ride to Northwest Medical Center in Bentonville.
But in the last 60 seconds, Myra couldn’t wait any longer.
“I was telling them: I am about to have this baby right now,” McKenzie-Harris said. “And the firefighters were like don’t push we are almost there. And I was like well she’s here!”
The men from station four visited Myra in the hospital on Tuesday.
She says she’s forever grateful her daughter was in good hands.
“My family will always remember the men from Shift A at Station 4,” McKenzie-Harris said.