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Pregnant firefighter comforts woman trapped in overturned car but then feels herself becoming dizzy
Megan was with her mom when they found themselves caught up in the middle of a multi-car crash.
Cherie Gozon
10.20.22

Sometimes, the skills we use in our jobs come in handy in different situations. We might think that some of our tasks are too simple to be able to help others, but I bet you there will come a circumstance when you can show off your skills.

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Most of the time, this happens to people in service. Police officers, firefighters, medics, and many more. It’s not just their skill but their instinct as well, like this firefighter who came to the rescue in a multi-vehicle car crash. But what she didn’t expect was what happened next.

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Everyday Hero

Megan Warfield is a volunteer firefighter at Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in Baltimore County, Maryland. However, she was moved to do administrative duties because she was pregnant. The department thought that’d be best for her and her baby.

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Her kind soul always pushed her to do something more for the community. Aside from being a volunteer firefighter, she organizes events for a cause. She and her mother recently hosted their annual golf tournament in memory of her father. They were on their way home when they found themselves in the middle of a multi-car crash.

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Once a Hero, Always a Hero

This is where Megan’s heroic instinct kicked in. She first checked if her mother was okay, and when she said she was, she headed out to check what was happening. She got out of the car to help the traffic, but she saw something that needed more attention.

Megan saw an overturned car with a passenger inside it. She checked on the passenger and held her, reassuring her that everything was fine and that help was on its way. Once the police and firefighters arrived, Megan let the team take care of the injured passenger.

A hero needs help, too

When Megan stood up and returned to her car, she realized she was cramping. She also felt dizzy and uncomfortable, so she and her mom drove to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. It seemed like they made the right decision because Megan went into labor.

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All that adrenaline had induced labor, and Megan experienced contractions the entire night. The doctors decided it was time to bring her baby out to the world. Megan soon gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Charlotte.

Surprised but not really

Shannon Stalling, Chief Fire Officer of Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Station, was both surprised and not surprised at what Megan did.

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“It’s not uncommon to see our volunteers on the scene but to see one that’s been on administrative duties only laying in glass and oil trying to care for someone just weeks out of her due date. That just blew my mind. You don’t see that every day,” he told WMAR-2 News.

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Somehow, that instinct to save others in peril is innate in most fire volunteers like Megan. But he still thought it was a fantastic feat for a nine-month-pregnant woman to dive in and help someone in need.

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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