Fifteen firefighters from the same California district have made headlines for adding “daddy duties” to their roster. The crew has welcomed 15 bundles of joy, one baby born to the family of every firefighter, within the span of just one year.
“CVFD is excited to share with you the newest additions to our fire family!” reads the caption.
At the time of the shoot, the babies were aged between 3 weeks and 12 months old. Many of the babies were born to proud first-time fathers during the tough times of the pandemic.
Photos show the fire crew holding their babies aloft, and balanced on their knees. Dressed in matching navy-blue onesies, the babies gurgle, grin, and coo at one another as the photographer snaps away.
In another photo shared with The Epoch Times, the babies lay on the ground in a row, snugly propped up on corresponding fire jackets emblazoned with their family names.
Comments from netizens offered well-wishes to all crew members.
“Congrats to all of you! And kudos to who thought this up,” wrote one social media user.
“That’s a lot of proud papas! Happy for them and their families!” wrote another.
It’s an unofficial record baby boom for Southern California firefighters. In 2019, Rancho Cucamonga Fire District crew members welcomed nine babies between March and July of that year, Fox 11 reported.