Klickitat County Dispatchers Help In Roadside Baby Delivery

A pair of Klickitat County Emergency Communications Officers helped a woman deliver a baby a couple of weeks ago.  The County’s Emergency Management Department says they received a call on their non-emergency line at 3:39 the morning of September 26 from a woman who said she was having a baby on Centerville Highway at Lyle.  Communications Officer Pam Schilling, who is a certified Emergency Medical Dispatcher, began gathering information when she was told the mom’s water broke, and delivery was going to be on the side of the road.  While fellow Communications Officer Shellie Whitner immediately paged out High Prairie Fire Department EMS volunteers and an ambulance, Schilling focused her attention on mom and baby, who was born at 3:45 in the morning, six minutes after the call arrived.  Department Chief of Operations Filiberto Ontiveros said the dispatch center has had several near baby deliveries over the years, and it is something they train for, adding Schilling and Whitner have joined the elite 9-1-1 Stork Club.

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