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Safe Haven for Newborns

All staffed Miami-Dade fire stations are designated safe havens for newborns.

Fire station personnel will accept newborn infants, no questions asked, and provide the infant with transportation to the nearest hospital for medical care and referral to a participating private adoption agency. The agency will arrange for placement of the newborn with a waiting family.

The Safe Haven for Newborns program allows mothers, fathers or others in possession of an unharmed newborn to leave the infant at designated safe havens with no questions asked, totally anonymous and without fear of prosecution.

Fire Rescue
Dave Downey, Fire Chief

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414

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