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Tea Fire Department Delivers Baby



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Weighing in at seven pounds and three ounces, this is the latest member of the Tea Fire Department.  J.D. is little Brody's proud father.

"Got phone calls and text messages left and right asking if I delivered it or not and I said of course not the fire department did,” said Harris.

For the Harris's, this is their 5th child, and according to Mom Jessica, this delivery doesn't even compare to the others.

"None of them are ever the same but it definitely caught me off guard.  I didn't even think I was in labor and few minutes later we had a baby,” said Jessica.

After a week of false labor pains, the contractions became too much to bear, so Jessica and J.D headed to the hospital in Sioux falls from Tea but they only made it about four miles.

"It all happened so fast that I didn't have time to panic which I normally would have done,” said Harris.

Brody was born right here at the I-29 junction in Tea at 3am, it's this roadway the Harris's will never forget.

Once the fire department arrived Brody was born in less than 15 minutes.  Both Scott Rieland and Steven Oberle were on scene.

"I was caught off guard a little bit and how fast it all happened.  It was only a couple of minutes and it was all said and done,” said Rieland.

And there's a first time for everything.

"We always have a kit on the truck is what we joked about during our training, why do have this we're never going to use it,” said Oberle.

But this was no joke; instead helping bring new life into the world, with a sweet story to tell for years to come.

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