Baby delivered in back of Astro minivan
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
Oh thank Heaven for Seven-Eleven
On Monday, January 21st, at 7:11am, the Fillmore Fire Department responded to a woman in labor at the corner of B Street and Ventura, at the Seven-Eleven convenience market. Upon arrival Fire personnel found Julie E. Bernal, of Fillmore, in her Astro minivan, about to give birth. Firefighter/Medics Toller, Rolfe and Firefighter Katz helped with the delivery of the new baby boy, Caleb Sanchez-Bernal, before AMR Ambulance arrived on scene. Caleb weighed in at 7 lbs 6 ounces, 20.5 inches. The baby’s father, Aminadab Sanchez, of Santa Paula, and Grandpa Bernal were present. Mother and “Astro Boy” are doing well. Pictured is Medic Toller, delivering the healthy baby boy. The Bernal family is grateful to the Fillmore Fire Department for their quick response and delivery-room expertise.