MADISON COUNTY, Ky (LEX 18) A fire department in Oklahoma went viral for seven firefighters having babies in one year at one station. The team at Madison County EMS realized that with their baby boom, the Oklahoma fire department has nothing on them.
Nine babies were born to eight sets of parents all since September, the majority of them since March.
"Trying to see if there was a power outage or bad weather or something at the time," said Rebel Roser. He just welcomed twins.
To make things more challenging for the team at Madison County EMS, seven of those babies were born to parents on one single shift.
"It was just entertaining to watch as more people came in and said, ‘oh yeah we’re expecting’," said Monica Wagers, a first-time mom with Madison County EMS.
Tracy Smith is the one who started it all in September. For her, it was her third baby, but the majority of the parents were first-time parents. Most of them had baby girls.
"It seemed like shortly after that Christmas time every was saying, ‘hey I’m having my baby too’!" Smith said.
"It’s a blessing but you obviously, don’t want to drink the water anymore," said shift commander Tonya Donselman.
The baby boom is not quite over. There is at least one more baby on the way.