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Four MFRD Personnel Receive Commendations

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Four MFRD Personnel Receive Commendations | fire, rescue, baby, delivery

Front: Vular Anderson, Back (L to R): Ryan Battle, Adam P. Brown, Deputy Chief Roger Toombs, and Justin Lewis. Photo courtesy of the City of Murfreesboro


Four Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department personnel received Letters of Commendation from Fire Chief Cumbey Gaines Thursday morning for successfully delivering a baby girl on February 24.

According to the letter, Acting Captain Vular Anderson, Driver Adam P. Brown, and Firefighters Ryan Battle and Justin Lewis responded to a medical call involving a woman in labor. The crew assisted with delivery of the baby, freed the nuchal cord from her neck, and assisted Rutherford County EMS with patient care of the mother.

The letter stated, “It is not every day in our line of work that we encounter something like this. The crew worked together to make sure this baby entered into this world and that the mother was taken care of as well.”

Chief Gaines told the group, “I appreciate all you do and I am proud that you are a part of this department.”

The group was also the first to receive the department’s new challenge coins for “Meritorious Service.”

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