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Florida Fire Station Turned into a "Safe Haven" for Newborn

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A fire station in Florida turned into a "safe haven" for a newborn.

And as you're about to hear, at first, firefighters didn't know what was making noise, right outside their door.

We thought it was someone's ringtone on their phone actually.

But the noise they heard Monday night was no ringtone.

The sound was actually coming from outside the front doors of fire station 43.

As someone had mentioned, is that a baby out front?

Indeed it was - a newborn baby girl.

Sure enough there was a baby out front wrapped in a couple t-shirts.

That's when these coral springs fire fighters, including this father of two, sprang into action.

We found the baby was laying right here.

Thankfully she was alive and healthy.

She was just born still attached to the placenta.

We went ahead and clamped the cord and cut the cord on our way to the hospital.

This was the 159th baby saved here in Florida thanks to the safe haven program, which allows you to drop off your newborns seven days old or younger at a fire station or hospital.

Silverio - This little girl now has a chance for a future.

Knowing that we got her in time and that she was alive and well when we dropped her off is a good feeling.

The group "Safe Haven for Newborns" will oversee the baby's placement in a new home.


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