Md. Family Gets Election Day Surprise as Baby Arrives at Home

Crews arrived in time to cut the umbilical cord

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    A family in Columbia, Md., got an Election Day surprise when their new baby was born unexpectedly at home.

    Brittany and Joseph Duperre, who also have an 18-month-old son, called 911 around 3 a.m. Tuesday when they realized their new baby wasn't willing to wait to get to the hospital.

    Howard County firefighters and paramedics arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord and transport Mom and little Adrienne to the hospital.

    Both are doing fine, and Adrienne weighed in at seven pounds, one ounce, the county's Department of Fire and Rescue Services reports.

    The Duperre family plans to stop by Station 10 on Thursday to thank the crew who helped them with Adrienne's arrival: Lt. Danny Dushanko, firefighter/paramedics Chris Harvey and Chris Brown, and firefighters Bart Albrecht, Brandon Thibeault and Chris Harvey.