Firefighters deliver baby in Arlington Hts.

Updated 5/2/2014 7:27 PM

Thanks to Arlington Heights firefighters, the village has a new resident.

On Friday morning, two firefighters delivered a baby girl while taking her mother to Northwest Community Hospital.

Battalion Cmdr. William Kidd said firefighters from the village's north side fire station responded to the call around 9 a.m.

The woman, Kidd said, was not feeling well.

An ambulance and an engine arrived, with the goal of getting the woman to the hospital on time.

"They were trying,, but everything moved real fast once they got going to the hospital," he said.

The baby ended up being delivered en route to the hospital.

Kidd credited two firefighter/paramedics, Justin Cross and John Volz, with helping bring the little girl into the world.

It was not the first time for Cross, Kidd said, but it was the first for Volz. He said there have been a few such deliveries in recent years.

"They were pretty excited," he said.

Kidd added, "Mom and baby are doing great."

Arlington Heights fire officials are keeping the names of the parents and the location of their residence confidential.

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