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Brentwood Firefighters Help Deliver Twins On I-65

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by Chris Conte

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - All kinds of calls come into fire station 3 in Brentwood, but what happened Thursday morning a few hours after midnight is something Lieutenant John LoPiccolo will cherish for the rest of his career.

"As soon as I stepped out of the firetruck I was told that she was in the process of delivering," said LoPiccolo, a 20-year veteran with the fire department.

Around 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Williamson County Sheriff's Deputies on I-65 pulled over a woman in a Toyota mini-van for speeding. As soon as an officer started talking to her, they learned the driver's daughter who was in the passenger seat was about to give birth.

By the time Lt. LoPiccolo arrived, one of two twins had already been delivered inside an ambulance.

"For the second baby, they needed someone to hold her and I was right there so I said 'I'll hold her,' so I grabbed her (right as she was born). What was really neat about that was that her foot touched me in the chest and left a little foot print. Little infant's foot print on my chest," the father of three recalls with a smile.

The mom and her two healthy baby girls were taken to Williamson Medical Center where they were recovering on Thursday evening.

"Just seeing someone being brought into the world. You know and opening their eyes for the first time and I'm who she sees for the first time. It was just a great experience," he added.


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