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Scarborough 911 dispatcher helps family deliver baby boy

On Monday, Amanda Marden answered a 9-1-1 call from a family requesting medical assistance for a woman in labor.
Scarborough dispatcher, Amanda Marden, is being credited for helping a family from Old Orchard...
Scarborough dispatcher, Amanda Marden, is being credited for helping a family from Old Orchard Beach deliver a healthy baby boy.(Scarborough Police Department)
Published: Nov. 24, 2021 at 4:42 PM EST
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SCARBOROUGH, Maine (WABI) - Not every 9-1-1 call has a happy ending, but this one in southern Maine certainly did.

A Scarborough dispatcher is being credited for helping a family from Old Orchard Beach deliver a healthy baby boy.

On Monday evening, Amanda Marden answered a 9-1-1 call from a family requesting medical assistance for a woman in labor.

Scarborough Police say Marden, a certified and licensed emergency medical dispatcher, was able to provide instructions to the caller to assist the woman while first responders headed to the family’s home.

But, the baby was born before their arrival.

When first responders arrived, they took care of both mother and baby who are healthy and are now recovering/

For her actions, Marden has been nominated to receive the Stork Award from the Maine Emergency Medical Services Bureau.

She’s also been accepted into the “Stork Club” of the International Academy of Emergency Dispatch.

📲👶🚑Scarborough 9-1-1 Dispatcher Helps Family Deliver Healthy Baby Boy🍼👩‍👦 As you can imagine, not every 9-1-1 call...

Posted by Scarborough, Maine Fire Department on Wednesday, November 24, 2021

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