Fire Rescue department in Florida promotes safe haven for newborns with new apparatus stickers

  • Source: WTSP-TV CBS 10 St. Petersburg
  • Published: 09/25/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: Polk County Fire Rescue teamed up with A Safe Haven for Newborns foundation to encourage the safe harboring of babies throughout the county. To help get the information out that every fire station is a designated Safe Haven location where newborn babies can be dropped off, stickers were plastered on the fire department's vehicles that hit the roads every day. "The stickers serve as a reminder to the residents and visitors throughout Polk County that Polk County Fire Rescue is always here to help," the agency explains in a news release. The idea to work with the foundation was sparked after newborns were abandoned in the county at two different times. And according to A Safe Haven for Newborns website, there have been 10 newborn incidents reported in the Sunshine State so far this year – eight of them involving newborns successfully surrendered to designated locations.


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