Family meets Ann Arbor dispatcher who talked man through baby's home delivery

Posted at 3:20 PM, Apr 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-29 19:27:14-04

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (WXYZ) — An Ann Arbor family was reunited with the Huron Valley Ambulance dispatcher who helped talk a father through his wife's home delivery, and the first responders who helped after he delivered the baby.

According to HVA, Krin Klein was expecting her third child any day during the early morning hours of March 13. She was at home with her husband, Etan, and their two young kids when she went into labor.

She quickly realized she wouldn't make it to the hospital, and Etan called 911 and was connected with HVA. HVA dispatchers are licensed EMS providers and also have additional training in emergency medical dispatching.

Over the phone, the dispatcher was able to talk Etan through the birth while also dispatching ambulance and fire crews to his home. Etan and Krin's baby, Dacia, was delivered safely, and emergency crews determined everyone was doing well before transporting them to Mott Children's Hospital.

One month after Dacia was born, she and her family reunited with the first responders and dispatchers who helped through the delivery at Ann Arbor Fire Department Station Five.

Listen to the dispatch audio below.