A fireman has helped to deliver a baby using tips he picked up from the Channel 4 series One Born Every Minute.

Ewelina Zimnicka was on her way to the hospital with her husband when they became stuck in traffic as the result of a fire in north London.

Although an ambulance was called, Ewelina’s son was in no mood to wait.

“When I went into labour at home I thought I had a lot of time as my first baby’s labour had taken a long time,” she said. “We set off in the car but we got stuck in traffic almost straight away because of a fire.

“The fire brigade put a barrier around us and helped me and, just as the baby was born, the ambulance crew arrived in time to cut the cord.”

Firefighter Ross McLaren, who was aided by colleague Richard Hall, seemed overjoyed to have been able to help the new mum.

“It has definitely been one of the highlights of my career and it’s not something I ever expected that I would do in my life,” he said.

“Someone said to me the other day that as firefighters we usually enter people’s lives at their worst moments, so being there at such a joyful occasion makes a nice change.”

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