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Westport First Responders Help Deliver Baby At Home

Detective George Taylor, Lt Eric Woods, Firefighter Christopher Carroll, Kate Procaccini, Mila Joy Procaccini, John Procaccini, EMS Crew Chief Mark Blake, Hospital Paramedic John Chapdelaine, Officer David Perez, Firefighter Justin Harelik.
Detective George Taylor, Lt Eric Woods, Firefighter Christopher Carroll, Kate Procaccini, Mila Joy Procaccini, John Procaccini, EMS Crew Chief Mark Blake, Hospital Paramedic John Chapdelaine, Officer David Perez, Firefighter Justin Harelik. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department
Kate and John Procaccini with baby Mila Joy
Kate and John Procaccini with baby Mila Joy Photo Credit: Westport Police Department
A special gift for the new arrival
A special gift for the new arrival Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport First responders helped deliver a baby at home on Wednesday morning, police said.

Police officers, EMS and the Westport Fire Department responded to the 911 call at 8:45 a.m. and found Kate Procaccini in labor. Responders determined that Proaccini was too close to giving birth and delivered the baby in her bedroom, officials said.

Proaccini and the baby were taken to Norwalk Hospital, and both are in good health.

“This is a once in a career opportunity for our guys,” Lt. Eric Woods said. “I could not be happier for them, but even more excited for the family.”

The first responders who helped deliver the baby, named Mila Joy, as well as the mother and father visited at the hospital on Thursday.

“I just wanted to thank you all for everything you did," John Proaccini said. "This is the stuff that goes above and beyond typical duties. We are beyond grateful.”

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