Bank on it! 911 talks dad through birth
A baby was born in the parking lot of the Gardnerville Chase Bank on Wednesday afternoon.
The call came at around 3:50 p.m. for the location next to Lampe Avenue.
Mother Krista Chmura thanked emergency personnel for their quick response on Thursday.
“Our first responders did amazing and made what could’ve been a very scary experience a really fun and exciting one.”
Douglas County 911 Emergency Communication Specialist Edward Seeley talked the father to be through the birthing process while deputies and East Fork medics were en route.
By the time they arrived, there was a healthy baby boy named Connor.
Mother and child were taken to Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center for a routine exam.
Chmura said she and baby Connor James Chmura are doing well. Little Connor weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19.5 inches long.
Chmura is a stormwater public information officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation and a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.
While people reading the story about the birth suggested the name, Chase, Chmura said she already has a nephew by that name.
“But his nickname is definitely, ‘Cash” now,’ she said.
Cash is the couple’s second son.
It has been just over seven years since a woman gave birth to a child in the bathroom of the Minden Subway.
The boy was born Aug. 2, 2013, where Gardnerville resident Delilah Carmona was helped by the restaurant’s employees, who lined the floor with sandwich wrappers and trash bags.
That birth made national news.