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Snow births: Paramedics deliver babies during snow storm

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BEAVERTON, OR (KPTV) -

Local paramedics are responsible for helping bring two babies into this world in the middle of a snow storm.

A couple called 911 at 2 a.m. Saturday from a grocery store parking lot at Southwest 185th and Farmington Road.

The expectant mother knew she did not have enough time to make it to the hospital.

Firefighters from Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue's central Beaverton Station 67 responded and got the woman in an ambulance headed toward Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The baby wasn't waiting for the hospital, however.

Firefighter paramedic Kevin Bebb, firefighter medic Eric Phillips and paramedics with Metro West Ambulance delivered the healthy baby girl in the back of the ambulance at the corner of Southwest Hall Boulevard and Canyon Road at 2:35 a.m.

After delivering the baby, they stopped the ambulance so the father could get in and meet his new daughter. Firefighters described the scene as "heartwarming."

The early morning delivery was the second for Station 67 during this week's snow storms. At 2:20 a.m. Friday, captain paramedic Kraig Moisan and firefighter paramedic Jesse Fitzpatrick and Metro West paramedic Kyle LaClair delivered a healthy baby boy, also in the back of an ambulance, on Highway 217 as they headed toward the hospital.

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