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Dispatcher answers call for baby being born

She was recognized for her encouragement and professionalism
2021-04-22 Chantal Boudreau Award SUP
Jenn Scott presented 911 dispatcher Chantal Boudreau with a certificate.

A local dispatcher is being recognized for her role in a special delivery.

In February, Timmins Police 911 dispatcher Chantal Boudreau "took a call from a frantic 'dad to be' who was able to string one sentence together ... 'the baby is coming," according to Timmins Police.

"Thanks to her experience and training, Chantal was able to calm dad down, get the pertinent details, and provide needed guidance on what he should be doing next," said Marc Depatie, Timmins Police corporate communications co-ordinator.

This week, Boudreau was recognized for her composure and proficiency in taking control of the situation. She was presented a certificate for her efforts and received a round of applause from co-workers.

"On Feb. 19, 2021 at 2:57 a.m. you were part of the team that brought a new life into the world. As first responders we seldom have the pleasure of being part of such an important occasion. As a result of your contribution to this event a precious little girl was introduced to her family on this very special day," reads the certificate. 

"Your encouragement and professionalism during this call are recognized and we would like to take this opportunity to extend our sincere appreciation for the continued are that you extend to our community each day."