9-1-1 Dispatcher Helps Deliver Baby


By Brandon Redmond

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV) When the 9-1-1 line rang on November fourth, Steph Weaver was thrown into action. She'd only been a dispatcher at SIRCOMM for 6 months. On the other end of the phone, Ben and Christine Baird were praying for someone to answer their call.

"Sunday night we went to bed lights out around 10. I think it was and had been asleep for an hour and suddenly she's waking me up," said Ben Baird.

As soon as Christine was awake she knew something wasn't right.

"She said it's time and I could tell from the time of her voice that was in a lot of pain so she was in the middle of a contraction," said Ben Baird.

The Bairds thought they could make it to the hospital but that wasn't the case.

"I checked her and saw the top of a baby's head. I said ok I guess I'm calling 9-1-1 and so I called 9-1-1 and got Steph on the phone," said Ben Baird.

Weaver answered 9-1-1 and quickly realized the severity of the situation.

“I was thinking why did I get the call because I was probably the newest person on the flood and but very grateful that there is other people on the floor that could help as well and just realize that I have two kids of my own and that it was coming now and that I needed to just focus in on him and help him," said Steph Weaver.

Both Christine and newborn are both very healthy. As for Weaver, while just doing her job, it’s a day she will never forget.

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