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Baby born in ambulance reunites with Pasco County paramedics who delivered him

Posted at 6:11 PM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 18:26:39-05

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — On the night of October 30, a Pasco County father made a frantic call to 911.

The 911 recording:

Dispatcher: 911, what's the address of the emergency?
Father: Actually I'm in my car, my wife's water broke and the baby is trying to come out.
Dispatcher: You're almost to Little Road?
Father: Yeah they've got to get here quick though because he's trying to come out.
Mother: Please hurry.
Father: They're coming, they're coming
Dispatcher: They're coming. Lights and sirens are already on the way, ok?

"It was scary inside, very scary," said father Ramon Vivas.

Dispatcher: Well in case anything happens before they get there, I'm going to tell you how to deliver the baby, ok?
Father: (Laughing) ok!

"It’s really not what I wanted to say. I more or less wanted to say, no. Because I’m not big on the whole blood thing and I might not be awake when you guys get here," said Vivas.

Thankfully, a Pasco County Fire Rescue ambulance arrived a few minutes later and so did little Lorenzo Vivas, on the way to the hospital.

"This is my first time so I was pretty nervous. But with me and my crew we got it done," said Brandon Policastri, the Pasco County firefighter/paramedic who delivered the baby.

"They did an awesome job. They were fun but professional. They helped keep me calm because I was like, oh my God, I just had a baby and I was freaking out," said mother Angel Vivas.

On Wednesday, 7-week-old Lorenzo was reunited with paramedic Brandon Policastri and the rest of the crew who helped deliver him. Deliveries that the crew says don’t happen very often.

"It’s funny because the birth certificate says en route to the hospital," said Vivas.

An en route trip, giving this family a lot to be happy about.

"I’m happy that he’s here and I’m happy that they took care of him and I’m happy that he’s healthy," said Vivas.