Baby brought to Arizona fire station under safe haven law

TUCSON, Ariz. - The Tucson Fire Department has accepted and cared for a newborn baby surrendered under the state’s safe-haven law.

Officials say the newborn baby was surrendered Monday to the fire department and is approximately 12 hours old.

The Arizona Safe Haven law enacted in 2001 says a person can drop off a baby born no more than 72 hours before to a safe haven provider.

Providers include on-duty firefighters, fire stations, on-duty EMT and paramedics and health care institutions.

Officials say the person can remain anonymous, but must not leave the baby alone.

Paramedics say the child was taken to a nearby hospital in good health.

Officials say the hope is the baby gets into the adoption system or foster care system and continues to have a healthy life.

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