Telecommunicator Seth Glidden
Telecommunicator Matt Taylor
A stork award is given to first responders who actively participate in the out-of-hospital delivery of a newborn. This may be done by a dispatcher who providers instructions to a caller, the vehicle operator who transports the patients to the hospital, a police officer who arrives first and provides medical care, or the EMS clinicians who directly deliver the baby.
Amazingly, the Portland Regional Communication Center has had 3 deliveries over the phone this year (2 by the same dispatcher!). Stay tuned for a first hand testimonial on this!