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It was a call only a few Firefighters get the opportunity to experience during their careers. On June 15, 2016 at 5:21pm Fuquay-Varina Fire Department staff received a call for an obstetrical emergency. While enroute to the call, Dispatch advised Engine 2’s crew, Captain Dustin Stanley, Engineer Joshua Sorrell, and Firefighter Dane Carroll, the baby was crowning. When Firefighters arrived on scene, they were met at the door by Nash, who was soon to be a big brother. Firefighters found Kerry Sabo at the bottom of the stairway with her very excited husband, Nick, who was on the phone receiving delivery instructions from a 911 Operator. Halfway through the delivery Firefighters took over and Mrs. Sabo soon gave birth to a healthy baby boy they named Cole. EMS arrived shortly after the birth and transported Mrs. Sabo and Cole to the hospital. Before clearing the call, the Firefighters gave Nash, who was very anxious after what he had just witnessed, a stuffed iguana and a fire hat to help calm him down.
The Sabo Family stopped by the fire station on June 14th, just a day before Cole’s first birthday, to visit with the Firefighters who helped deliver him. He received his first fire hat and was allowed to check out the fire trucks with his older brother. Nash got in every fire truck at the station and let the Firefighters know he still has the iguana and thinks he wants to be a fireman when he grows up.
The Sabo Family has dropped off several meals and treats to show their appreciation to the Firefighters since Cole’s delivery. Firefighters are very thankful for the generosity and they enjoy getting to spend time with the Sabo Family. Cole will definitely have a unique story to tell when he grows up about how he was delivered by Firemen in his family’s home.