Islip Town Supervisor Angie Carpenter and members of the Town Board, paid tribute to local EMTs for the safe at-home delivery of a newborn baby boy last month.

 On Monday, September 23, at 1:08 pm, members of Community Ambulance Company of Sayville were dispatched to a call from a resident who stated that his wife was in labor in their home. Within minutes of the paramedics’ arrival and checking the patient’s vital signs, light contractions turned into one long contraction and with a single push, a healthy baby boy was delivered at 1:23 pm. Mother and child were transported to Southside Hospital Maternity Ward.

Paramedics Melissa Blom; EMT Daniel Schappert; EMT Linda Kornreich and EMT Kate Apostolico were honored, along with two others who could not attend, EMT Michael Corrigan and Jordan Zanetti.

“I’d like to commend this group of paramedics for recognizing imminent delivery and demonstrating their true professional expertise by remaining calm, in what is probably one of the most stressful situations a provider can face. Being part of delivering a baby in the field is probably one of the most rewarding experiences to have. Congratulations to this group of EMTs on an outstanding job,” said Islip Supervisor Angie Carpenter.