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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