NEWARK, NJ (WUNF) — Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose has announced that there was a delivery of a baby girl this morning by members of the Department of Public Safety’s Police and Fire Divisions.

This morning at approximately 7:30 a.m., the Police and Fire Emergency Call Center received a call that a woman was having a baby according to officials.

Police and firefighters were called to an apartment located in the 300 block of Hunterdon Street. When authorities arrived, they found the woman was going into labor.

Members of both divisions aided in the successful delivery of a baby girl.

According to officials the mother and newborn were transported to the hospital where they are — according to officials are doing okay.

Director Ambrose in a press release commended members of the Newark Police Emergency Response Unit and Newark Fire Engine 6.

The director said in a statement: ‘The training our officers and firefighters receive not only saves lives, but in this instance, it helped them bring a new life into this world — This was the result of collaborative efforts and extensive training — This has to be a very special gift for the parents, having a baby delivered on a day dedicated to thanks.’

Mayor Ras Baraka said, ‘On this Thanksgiving Day all Newark gives thanks for our police and Fire for all that they do for us throughout the year and especially today for helping bring this Thanksgiving baby into the world.’

PUBLISHED | 11/24/16 | 12:37 PM ET

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