Nassau Cops, AMTs Rescue Newborn Baby

WESTBURY, NY (CBSNewYork) – Nassau County police officer Todd Atkin said when he arrived at a Westbury home responding to a 911 call, he saw a 40-year-old mother with her newborn son in her arms.

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“The baby was lifeless and kind of blue in color. We noticed the umbilical cord was still attached,” Atkin said Wednesday.

The officers began life saving measures, and soon the ambulance arrived.

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“I was talking to him the whole time, trying to wake him up, to get him moving, get him going,” said officer Jessie Cooper.

In the ambulance, on the way to the hospital, the newborn began to cry.

“It kind of hits you hard after that – when it’s done and over with – what just happened. It’s an indescribable feeling,” said Atkin.

The child is now in stable condition at the hospital.

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  • andrew

    its actually AEMT (Advanced Emergency Medical Technician) also know as AMT (Advanced Medical Technician)

  • JT

    AMT is the civil service job title. We are all certified as EMT-Critical Care or EMT-Paramedic.

    • JT

      AMT = Ambulance Medical Technician.

  • Ed

    AMT is a level higher than EMT. Nassau County has the highest trained professionals despite the fact the County Executive is anti-law enforcement.

  • KPMc

    “Nassau Cops, AMTs Rescue Newborn Baby”

    “Nassau County police and AMTs speak about their baby rescue – Feb 1, 2012 (credit: Sophia Hall / WCBS 880)”

    What in the world is an AMT?

    Isn’t it EMT? Emergency Medical Technician?

    I mean… i can see the word emergency on the ambulance

    Ambulatory Medical Technician? If that is it that is a new one for me.

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