Woman Leaves Newborn At Florida Fire Station

LAUDERHILL, Fla. --

Firefighters in Lauderhill got quite a surprise on Thursday.

Someone walked into Station #14 on Northwest 31 Avenue and handed a newborn girl to a firefighter who was checking equipment on a fire truck, BSO said.

Firefighters took care of the baby and transported her to Plantation General Hospital.

Under the Safe Haven Law passed by the Florida Legislature in July 2000, a mother may leave her unharmed newborn, up to 3 days old, at a hospital emergency room or fire station without fear of prosecution.

This is the 19th baby saved in Broward County since the program began, and the second newborn left at Station #14.

There have been 117 babies dropped off statewide.

Safe Haven For Newborns Web Site

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