Dec 29, 2017

Dispatcher Helps Deliver Christmas Miracle

Dispatcher Jake Prager, of IAEP Local R7-167, helped deliver a healthy baby on Christmas day, December 25, 2017.

Taylor and Hannah Lindeman are calling newborn baby Poppy a Christmas miracle. Hannah Lindeman’s contractions couldn’t be ignored while opening presents with family on Christmas morning.  Luckily, as she was leaving for the hospital with her husband, she received a reminder from her mother-in-law, Alison Lindeman, “if anything happens, dial 911, that’s what they’re there for.”

Prager, a dispatcher in his first year of service at Allina Health Emergency Medical Services, picked up the call and helped deliver what is now his fourth baby of the year. “He really kept us calm,” Lindeman said.

At 9:20 a.m., the healthy newborn made her entrance into the world after a successful call to dispatch. Prager then instructed Officer Brian Carlson, who arrived on scene a few minutes later, to cut a shoestring off Hannah’s boot to tie off the umbilical cord. An ambulance then transported a healthy Lindeman and her newborn to United Hospital in St. Paul.

The IAEP wishes to recognize Jake Prager for his talent and dedication to the job.

Please join us in giving a special thanks to the EMS professionals who sacrifice time with family and friends to keep our communities safe throughout the holiday season.  

Read the Forest Lake Times article about the event by clicking here. 

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