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Firefighters, Police Officer Help Deliver Baby Girl In Holtsville Home

Holbrook Fire Department First Assistant Chief Richard Stack, Holbrook Fire Department Paramedic Chris Colletti and Fifth Precinct Police Officer Christine Balsamo (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Holbrook Fire Department First Assistant Chief Richard Stack, Holbrook Fire Department Paramedic Chris Colletti and Fifth Precinct Police Officer Christine Balsamo (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

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HOLTSVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Suffolk County police officer and two members of the Holbrook Fire Department answered a special call in Holtsville on Wednesday.

WCBS 880’s Sophia Hall On The Story

Seth Grossman called 911 around 12:30 p.m. to report that his 30-year-old wife, Elena, was in labor at their home on Blue Point Road, police said.

When the three arrived, they realized there was no time to waste.

First Assistant Chief Richard Stack, Paramedic Chris Colletti and Fifth Precinct Police Officer Christine Balsamo helped deliver the baby girl right there in the home.

“I was kneeling at the side of the bed when she started coming out,” Stack said. “It was a very strange and moving situation. I don’t have any kids of my own, I’ve never been in a situation like that before.”

“When she started crying, it was just an amazing feeling and something I will never forget,” Balsamo said.

Little Hannah, and mom were taken to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore where they are listed in good condition.