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Three firefighters welcome new babies within 24 hours

Ben Hooper

UPI – A Virginia fire station experienced a miniature baby boom when three firefighters became dads at the same hospital within 24 hours.

The Spotsylvania Regional Medical Centre said in a Facebook post that three babies were born within 24 hours at the facility and each father involved works as a firefighter with Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services at Fort Belvoir Army Base.

“We are excited to welcome these little ones into the world,” the post said.

The dads – Kyle Dean, Kyle Frederick and Michael Irvine – said they had joked in the weeks before the births about what it would be like if the three babies ended up sharing a birthday.

“A few weeks before, we were all together at work and talked about it and how crazy it would be – saw each other in the hallways and stuff like that,” Dean told WJLA-TV.

The men said they were pleasantly surprised to discover their wives were all in labour at the same time.

“Once I found out I actually told the nurses. Just a heads up – two of my guys are coming as well and we ended up with the nickname from the nursing staff as the fab three,” Irvine said.

Three firefighters from Fort Belvoir Fire and Emergency Services – Kyle Dean, Kyle Frederick and Michael Irvine – with their babies. PHOTO: SPOTSYLVANIA REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER/FACEBOOK