Megan Warfield: 9-month pregnant firefighter hailed for rescuing car crash victim despite being in LABOR
BALTIMORE, MARYLAND: A heavily pregnant firefighter became a hero with her actions at the scene after getting into a car crash. Megan Warfield, 30, rescued a fellow victim who was trapped inside a car while she was experiencing labor cramps and then immediately went into labor.
Warfield was on her way back from a golf tournament being conducted in honor of her late father when she got into a car crash. As per a statement made by her department, the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marines, Warfield was “just a week or so shy of her due date.”
After the crash, Warfield immediately got out of her damaged car to help the other victim, who could not get out of her own car as it was completely overturned. The crash induced the firefighter into labor and she delivered her third child in less than 24 hours. The "hero" firefighter was praised for her act as even though she was heavily pregnant and in labor, it did not stop her from lending a helping hand.
The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marines shared the incident on their Facebook page. Their statement reads, “Everyone, meet Megan, a true public servant. Megan is a member of the BQVFD and also a career firefighter with Baltimore County, MD. Megan has been serving in an administrative capacity for the past several months patiently waiting on the birth of her child."
"Just a week or so shy of her due date, Megan had just finished organizing and hosting her late father's 2nd annual memorial golf tournament when she was involved in a significant motor vehicle collision. Ignoring any chance she could be injured, Megan immediately exited her mangled vehicle and began providing care to a person trapped by their overturned car. Megan stayed with this patient until Squad 213 arrived to free the victim. After all patients were evaluated, Megan agreed to an evaluation herself. Less then 24 hours later, Megan delivered her beautiful baby girl. Since no good deed should go unrecognized, we wanted to highlight Megan's heroic and selfess actions. Congratulations Momma Megan, Job Well Done!” the post further read.
"I don't know how I did what I did because the cramping was so bad," Warfield said during an October 13, 2022, appearance on the NBC 'Today' show, adding, "I must've just been running on adrenaline."
Despite being in a very feeble medical condition herself due to her pregnancy, Warfield stepped up to help. "I started to climb in there with her, but then I was like, 'What are you doing? You're nine months pregnant,'" she explained. "I ended up holding onto her to keep her in place because I wasn't sure of her injuries at the time," she added.
After the EMS team reached the accident scene, Warfield rushed to the John Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, as per People. Warfield gave birth to a healthy baby girl named Charlotte. She had the child with her partner Joshua Daugherty.
Warfield had been on desk duty in the weeks leading up to the crash and giving birth. Now, she is looking forward to returning to the field. "I've been itching to get back out," she told Today. "It's what I was meant to do."