MCFRS News Release

Special Delivery on Interstate 270

Rockville, MD - - - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service units were dispatched at 6:55 this morning for the report of a woman in labor on I-270 just prior to Montrose Road. As the father spoke with a 911 dispatcher requesting help, it became clear that the baby wasn’t going to wait for rescue crews to show up. 

Dispatcher Jamie Nottingham quickly and calmly coached the father-to-be with precise instructions on how to safely deliver the baby. Fire and Rescue crews arrived on the scene moments after the delivery and assisted with post-delivery procedures as well as traffic control on the busy and icy interstate.

The mother and the baby girl were transported to an area hospital where they are reported to be doing well.