BELLEVILLE - When Lieutenant Ty Kline of Belleville Fire Co. bolted awake at 1 a.m. Thursday, he was not getting ready to fight a fire. Instead, he was gathering his wife's things to drive to the hospital. They were having a baby. Little did Ty know that he would be the one delivering it.
"It was a month before the baby was due so I thought there was no way she could be in labor," Kline said. "All of a sudden Tonya was in the bathroom telling me that the baby was coming. I said 'no he's not' and she gave me this look and said 'yes he is."
Kline laid some towels on the ground and called 911, preparing to be talked through the delivery process. It only took one push and Kline was holding 5-pound, 9-ounce, baby Trey in his arms.
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Ty Kline, left, and his wife Tonya hold their newborn son, Trey, Thursday at Lewistown Hospital.
"The 911 call center didn't have time to talk me through anything," Kline said. "Thankfully my training at the fire department helped to keep me calm."
The ambulance arrived shortly after the delivery and the family was transported to the hospital. New mother Tonya and newborn Trey are both healthy and happy.