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Pregnant firefighter rescues woman trapped in car — then gives birth
Maryland firefighter Megan Warfield is wired to help others. So when the
pregnant 30-year-old was a passenger involved in a multi-car collision
earlier this month, she brushed aside her labor contractions to save a
person trapped in their vehicle.
Warfield explained that she initially got out of her car to help direct traffic. But then she saw a car was overturned. “I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn’t sure of her injuries at the time. It was also important that I keep her calm,” Warfield added. “It was a pretty traumatic event.”
Shortly after paramedics arrived to take over, Warfield, who had been on desk duty during her pregnancy, decided she should go to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to get herself checked out. The accident had induced labor and, unbeknownst to Warfield, had knocked her unborn baby into a traverse or sideways position. When asked how she was able to get down on the ground and help. “I must’ve just been running on adrenaline.”
Warfield and her boyfriend, Joshua Daugherty, welcomed a healthy little girl named Charlotte on Oct. 4, less than 24 hours after the crash. Charlotte joined siblings Ellie, 6, and Jameson, 5. Daugherty, a paramedic, was one of the first responders on the scene.
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