A volunteer firefighter and a New Hampshire state trooper were among the first to welcome Grantham, New Hampshire's newest resident Friday evening when they helped deliver a baby girl at her parents' home.
Local police and fire officials were alerted at 6:32 p.m. that expectant mother Joana Murad was in labor and progressing quickly.
Jeremy LaBombard, a volunteer firefighter, and State Trooper Michael McLaughlin, arrived just in time as a "beautiful, healthy" baby girl arrived safe and sound just eight minutes later.
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LaBombard and McLaughlin coached Murad and helped father Rodwell Mabaera cut the cord, state police said.
"There were many smiles and a few cheers in the neighborhood as friends and neighbors celebrated a happy beginning!" state police said.