First Responders Help Deliver Child On I-70
When we think of First Responders, paramedics and anyone who work in the medical field are one of the first people that come to mind. I have had a few in my family, and what they do...well it is nothing short of amazing. They can never get enough recognition as far as I am concerned.
Thursday, while the snow and sleet were coming down, in the 9am hour, The Boone County Fire Protection District (BCFPD) and MU Health Care Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the Midway area, for a report of a woman in labor.
Clinton Barger was transporting 29-year-old Elizabeth and her husband Ryan to Women's Hospital in Columbia, but he requested an ambulance intercept at BCFPD station No. 9. Clinton is a Boonville police officer.
Ben Juengling is a BCFPD firefighter and EMT. He was able to drive his ambulance in the elements on I-70. Meanwhile, in the back of the ambulance and only half way to the hospital, MU Health Care paramedics Jessica Talbert and Joe Piskulick helped BCFPD firefighter and EMT Ryan Benedict deliver a healthy baby girl, Nova.