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Baby can’t wait for hospital

Firefighters help deliver child in back of ambulance

Schenectady firefighters Joe Bonitatibus, left, and Lt. Jeremy Matson, at the scene of a house fire at 1049 University Place on Friday. The firefighters also helped deliver a baby earlier in the day.
Photographer: Peter R. Barber
Schenectady firefighters Joe Bonitatibus, left, and Lt. Jeremy Matson, at the scene of a house fire at 1049 University Place on Friday. The firefighters also helped deliver a baby earlier in the day.
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A baby girl arrived five minutes too early Friday, in an ambulance hurrying down city streets. Firefighters got a call for a woman in labor at 10:45 a.m. Friday and got her into an ambulance at 11 a.m. They pulled up at Bellevue nine minutes later. But the baby was born at 11:04. It was the third ambulance delivery for fire Lt. Jeremy Matson, who took control when he realized the woman was about to ...

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