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Cop and fire officials deliver baby in Long Island home

June 29, 2012 4:46:33 AM PDT
A Suffolk County police officer and two members of the Holbrook Fire Department delivered a baby girl in a Holtsville home Wednesday afternoon.

Police say they received a call from the husband, Seth Grossman, around 12:30 to say his wife Elena was in labor. She wasn't due for another 5 weeks.

"Were just happy it's a good story," Elena said.

Authorities say when they arrived, Holbrook Fire Department First Assistant Chief Richard Stack, Holbrook Fire Department Paramedic Chris Colletti and Fifth Precinct Police Officer Christine Balsamo delivered the baby girl. Hannah was born in her parents' bedroom and weights 4 pounds, 14 ounces.

"It was a very strong and emotional situation. I don't have any kids of my own never been in that situation before thankfully I had just had my met refresher so my training was there," Stack said.

Seth Grossman watched it all unfold virtually in shock.

"I just stood there trying not to pass out, because I really felt like I was on the verge of doing," he said.

Elena Grossman, 30, and Hannah were transported to Southside Hospital in Bay Shore and were listed in good condition. They were expected to go home in the next few days.

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