INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 10, 2015) – Four Indianapolis firefighters were reunited with a Hoosier family Saturday, after a life-changing call nearly two weeks ago.
“One of the guys said a car pulled up, so we all kind of get up to see what’s going on,” said Tim Jennings, an Indianapolis firefighter.
“I said my wife’s having a baby,” Brett VanDuyn said. “We ain’t gonna make it to the hospital.”
Jennings said they quickly adjusted the seat in the minivan.
And in one push, Jennings recalls, “out come the baby.”
“I remember him being born right then and there,” said Kasie VanDuyn , the expecting mother.
Twelve days after his birth, Dylenn Michael VanDuyn returned to Fire Station No. 8.
“It was such a blur,” Kasie recalled.
Both Kasie and Brett thanked the firefighters for saving and delivering their third child in a minivan in front of the fire station.
“It was a true blessing from God that these gentlemen were here,” Brett said.
Indianapolis firefighters are trained and prepared for such a story.
“Blanket to wrap the baby in, the clamp,” Jennings showed.
A story, though, is where it usually ends.
Saturday baby Dylenn immersed himself in love, sporting his own uniform, embroidered with Fire Station No. 8 and the names of the four firefighters who unexpectedly sparked new life.
“Believe it or not, everything about this labor was very calm and peaceful,” Kasie said.
Baby Dylenn arrived weighing six pounds, 15 ounces.