Fairfax Co. firefighters celebrate 1st birthday of baby they helped deliver

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Happy birthday to 1-year-old Lauryn, whom local firefighters and paramedics in Reston helped deliver last year.

Last year, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue members from the B-Shift at Station 39 in North Point received a call to help deliver a baby girl at a local home shortly before 11 p.m.

After the birth, the mother and baby were taken to an area hospital, and the paramedics and firefighters continued working for the rest of the night.


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Fast forward a year, and the family of baby Lauryn reached out to the members from Station 39 to include them in Thursday’s birthday celebration.

The family of baby Lauryn reached out to the firefighters from Station 39 in North Point who helped deliver her to include them in the birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
The family of baby Lauryn reached out to the firefighters from Station 39 in North Point who helped deliver her to include them in the birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
Lauryn arrives at her birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Lauryn arrives at her birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
Lauryn and her mom got to pose on a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Lauryn and her mom got to pose on a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
The birthday bash included a “Happy First Birthday Lauryn” sign outside the fire station, two cakes (one shaped like a miniature fire truck), balloons and a photo shoot with Lauryn and mom by a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
The birthday bash included a “Happy First Birthday Lauryn” sign outside the fire station, two cakes (one shaped like a miniature ambulance), balloons and a photo shoot with Lauryn and mom by a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
Ambulance cake! (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Ambulance cake! (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
The B-Shift at Station 39 in North Point wanted to celebrate Lauryn's birthday too. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
The B-Shift at Station 39 in North Point wanted to celebrate Lauryn’s birthday too. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue) (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and)
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The family of baby Lauryn reached out to the firefighters from Station 39 in North Point who helped deliver her to include them in the birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Lauryn arrives at her birthday celebration. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Lauryn and her mom got to pose on a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
The birthday bash included a “Happy First Birthday Lauryn” sign outside the fire station, two cakes (one shaped like a miniature fire truck), balloons and a photo shoot with Lauryn and mom by a fire truck. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
Ambulance cake! (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)
The B-Shift at Station 39 in North Point wanted to celebrate Lauryn's birthday too. (Courtesy Fairfax County Fire and Rescue)

The birthday bash included a “Happy First Birthday Lauryn” sign outside the fire station, two cakes (one shaped like a miniature ambulance), balloons and a photo shoot with Lauryn and mom by a fire truck.

“Cake, balloons and Lauryn’s big sister, who was a big help during the delivery, were all part of the celebration,” the fire department said.

Photos via Fairfax County Fire and Rescue 

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