A Columbia family had no vote on where their daughter was born early Tuesday morning. Adrienne Duperre was born at home just before paramedics arrived.
Brittany and Joseph Duperre are the parents of an 18-month old son and now a daughter as well. But Adrienne decided that she wanted to be different than her older brother by entering the world from the comfort of her home. At approximately 3 a.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6, the family called 911 for assistance after they realized that the baby was coming. Within a few minutes, firefighters and paramedics from the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord and transport them to the hospital. At last report, both mom and baby Adrienne, who weighd 7 pounds 1 ounce, were doing well.
The members of the crew were Lt. Danny Dushanko, firefighter/paramedics Chris Harvey and Chris Brown; Firefighters Bart Albrecht, Brandon Thibeault and Chris Harvey.