“Myself and the lady who was assisting managed to deliver the baby. From the time I got to her, she delivered within five to six minutes.
“We were desperate for clamps, because the baby was out and we didn't have any equipment. Two of our members flagged down an ambulance driving past. From there it was smooth sailing, we had the clamps from the ambulance to secure the baby. The mum was stabilised.”
Diedricks said the baby boy responded immediately by crying.
“It was not the first time I delivered a baby. When I was with the fire department I delivered a few babies. People used to come to the fire station around 1am or 2am in the morning. They couldn't make it to the hospital and would deliver in the station. It's always a humbling experience.”
He believes the mother deserved praise. “She did all the work, we just helped her along. She was in a bit of shock, I never got her details. We just wanted to make sure she and the baby were fine,” he said.
“This was not just me - it was team work.”