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Wed Jan 29, 2020, 10:05 PM

Rookie firefighter delivers baby on his first day, on his very first call. Happy story! [View all]

Posting because it's clear you guys all need a happy story and a reminder there is still a lotta good in the world. And isn't that just the sweetest photo of the firefighter!

(CNN)A firefighter in Yonkers, New York, had an exciting first night on the job when he delivered a woman's baby girl.

Probationary firefighter Michael Iacovello, a "probie" as they are called, was working his very first shift on Engine Co. 303 last week when he got his first call -- a call for a woman in labor.


Firefighters arrived at the apartment hoping to have the ambulance take her to the hospital. But as they assessed the situation further, they realized the baby was ready to come out.

"I was really nervous, I was excited, but the training kicked in," Iacovello told WCBS. "She started crying once we suctioned her, and I cut the umbilical cord."

On Wednesday, Iacovello reunited with Boakye-Aboagye and the healthy baby girl, who was named Obadianah after her mom.

The department honored Iacovello with a cake that read "It's a Girl! Congratulations Mike" and shared the precious moment on Facebook.


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