A newborn had been placed in the building’s Safe Haven Baby Box, a device that allows someone to safely and anonymously surrender a child — no questions asked.
“To be honest, I thought it was a false alarm,” said the firefighter, who wished to remain anonymous to protect his family’s privacy.
The firefighter and his wife had been trying for more than a decade to have a baby, and the wheels in his head started turning.
At the hospital, the firefighter, who is also a paramedic, wrote a note and left it with Zoey.
Zoey was placed in the station’s Safe Haven Baby Box on Jan. 2.
There are 148 Safe Haven Baby Boxes in the U.S., and 31 babies have been safely surrendered, according to the organization’s website.
Safe Haven Baby Boxes Founder Monica Kelsey spoke at a news conference in January, the day that Zoey was surrendered. »