Firefighters, deputy help deliver baby in Pewaukee home

CREATED May 23, 2014

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PEWAUKEE - Baby Brynn was so excited to be born, she couldn't wait for her parents to get to the hospital.

"I woke Steve up and I said we need to get going," said mom, Kate Houlihan.
 
"Having done this once, we thought we had a little more time," said dad Steve Houlihan.
 
It was 2:00  a.m., and mom Kate Houlihan knew her contractions were intense.
 
"Panic.  I was scared. I could feel the baby was obviously coming," Kate said.
 
Within minutes, husband Steve was on the phone with 9-1-1.
 
"We don't think we can make it to the hospital," he said to the dispatcher.
 
A Waukesha County Sheriff's deputy and four firefighters quickly arrived to the Houlihan house.
 
This was Pewaukee firefighter and paramedic Mark Burg's first delivery, "Yup, that's correct. We're trained for all sorts of different situations, the training just kicks in." 
 
Mom and dad were both thankful for that.
 
"From when they got there to when the baby was born it was four minutes," Kate said.
 
Burg was happy to get there in time.
 
"Just a cool experience, a new life, to be to be part of that.  It's not something we do every day," Burg said.
 
Baby Brynn and mom are both healthy and happy at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.
 
"I give all the credit to the first responders," Steve said.
 
"I'm still in shock that it happened as it did. Just relieved and grateful we're both healthy," Kate said.
 
What makes this even more special is Brynn and mom share a birthday.