The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department is pleased to be part of a state wide program with A Safe Haven for Newborns-Gloria M. Silverio Foundation, which was created in response to the abandonment of newborn infants in the State of Florida.
In 2000, a law was passed by the Florida Legislature and amended in 2008, 383.50 Treatment of Surrendered Newborn Infant. The law allows for a mother/father to bring their newborn infant up to 7 days of age to any 24 hour staffed Fire or EMS Station or Hospital as a "Safe Haven" and remain completely anonymous! No questions asked, no law enforcement notified! This law was created with the sole purpose of saving newborn infant lives in danger of abandonment.
The Safe Haven for Newborns-Gloria M. Silverio Foundation was created in response to the abandonment of newborn infants and provides assistance to mothers/fathers, Fire and EMS, Hospitals, Media and all others for the management of the law and program. Visit A Safe Haven for Newborns website which provides a toll free multi-lingual crisis hotline 877-767-BABY (2229) that is staffed 24/7 and also provides training materials, re-certification credit for paramedics, EMTs, nurses, media assistance, speaking engagements, operational procedures, step by step guide, signs and decals for buildings, decals for apparatus, and much more.
The City of Oviedo Fire Rescue Department has 2 Fire Station locations that are marked with the Safe Haven Sign and are located at:
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