The City of Oviedo Fire 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 were asked, and no law enforcement was notified! This law was created with the sole purpose of saving newborn infants' 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.
Oviedo Safe Haven Locations
The City of Oviedo Fire Department has 2 Fire Station locations that are marked with the Safe Haven Sign and are located at:
Oviedo Fire Station 46 - 735 S. Central Avenue Oviedo, FL 32765
Oviedo Fire Station 48 - 1930 County Rd 419, Oviedo, FL 32766