HOYLOKE, Mass. (WWLP) - On his first birthday, a Holyoke baby meets the firefighters who helped bring him into the world.
"Now your face I remember very, very well," said Amy.
And it's a face Amy Owsiak and her son Henry won't ever forget.
For his first birthday, Henry was reunited with the Holyoke firefighters of Engine Six who helped deliver him.
"Look how healthy and happy he is. We're very lucky, we're very blessed. We're blessed to have the Holyoke Fire Department there to help us," Owsiak said.
John Scalia and Jason Santaniello helped Lt. Spike Ostiguy.
Although they don't deliver babies often, it was a joy.
"Part of being an EMT is delivering babies, not just doing the bad or the gory stuff," said Ostiguy.
And Henry was born in just 9 minutes, which was lucky that the fire station was just around the corner from their home.
Henry's father Anthony Stewart said, "We had two more months. I knew he was coming but I didn't know he was coming that day. I was like it's May we still have June and July so I don't have to worry about anything. He decided he wanted to come out then he pretty much does what he wants."
"He started to come out and it felt like within seconds the fire department was there and taking care of everything. They made me feel like they were going to take care of it and I didn't have to worry because it was pretty scary," Amy continued.
"I just wanted to say thank you to these guys. You don't really think about it until, like today we're going to see the firemen. Wow where would I have been if they weren't around? If they took longer or whatever, they were right here, they did what they had to do," Anthony continued.
"It's really cool, especially knowing that he was premy. There were some medical issues at first. He was in the hospital I think for nearly two months," said Ostiguy.
A year later Henry is happy and healthy and thanks to the firefighters, he fits right in.
"Bring them over a little goodie and then Henry can see his friends. Maybe someday Henry will be a firefighter," Amy said.
But their job never stops, just like they were called in to help Henry, they were called out to help someone else.