Titus Moreland, nearly 10 months old, presented a rare opportunity for firefighters.
A team of first responders arrived at the 5800 block of Diggers Lane in Elkridge on July 14 for what they thought was a "routine medical call" and found Rebecca Moreland in labor, said Jackie Cutler, spokeswoman for the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services (HCDFRS).
"The crew quickly went to work and delivered a healthy baby boy, named Titus," said Cutler.
On May 2, team members Lt. Daniel Dushanko, Chris Harvey, Paul Hill, Chris Brown, Jason Blohm and Barton Albrecht received the HCDFRS Stork Award for their service, presented by the Moreland family.
"This is pretty rare. Firefighters can go their whole career and never deliver a baby," said Cutler.
Last July, the team arrived within three minutes of receiving the call at 8:07 a.m., delivered the baby and took the mother and her newborn son to St. Agnes Hospital without complications, according to Cutler.
The baby was the third for Rebecca and Adam Moreland, and the whole family helped present firefighters with their award at the ceremony Wednesday at in Columbia.
"Good thing we dressed nicely," wrote Adam Moreland on Twitter. "The whole family got to go up on stage and help present the Stork Award to Shift A."
This article has been updated to correct Titus' birthday.