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North Salem Emergency Volunteers Save Baby

The Croton Falls Fire Department saved a baby's life on Friday.
The Croton Falls Fire Department saved a baby's life on Friday. Photo Credit: Mike Lubchenko

NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – A 911 call on Friday afternoon sent the Croton Falls Fire Department (CFFD) rushing to Interstate 684, between Exits 7 and 8, where a driver had discovered his nine-month-old baby girl had stopped breathing.

The baby’s father was already at the roadside attempting to administer CPR when CFFD Chief John Blauvelt and NY State Trooper Brad Molloy arrived, quickly followed by firefighters Jason Blauvelt, Gary Weber and Jeff Daday. The emergency squad took over CPR administration and soon got a pulse and  a strong heartbeat. The infant was then transported to Putnam Hospital by the North Salem Volunteer Ambulance Corps.

“When we left the Emergency Room, the baby was crying,” said 1st Assistant Chief Jason Blauvelt. “Meaning, she was doing a lot better than when we met her at the side of the road.”

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