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15 Firefighters in a California Fire District Welcome Newborns in Just One Year

BY Louise Chambers TIMEApril 2, 2022 PRINT

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.

In early March, Chino Valley Fire District (CVFD) shared pictures from an adorable photoshoot, featuring the 15 crew members and their babies at the fire station, on Facebook.

“CVFD is excited to share with you the newest additions to our fire family!” reads the caption.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Chino Valley Fire District)

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.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Chino Valley Fire District)

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.

Epoch Times Photo
(Courtesy of Chino Valley Fire District)

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.

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Louise Chambers is a writer, born and raised in London, England. She covers inspiring news and human interest stories.
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