Safe Baby Haven laws were enacted as an incentive for mothers to have a place where they can safely relinquish their babies.
Safe haven laws allow the parent to remain anonymous and to be shielded from prosecution for abandonment in exchange for surrendering the baby to a safe haven.
Parents can surrender their baby, up to 3 days old, with no questions asked.
In order to be protected under the safe haven law you must physically hand your baby to a member of a Safe Baby Haven.
Tempe fire stations are Safe Baby Havens
If there is no one at the fire station:
- It is important to use the red emergency phone outside the station to call 9-1-1.
- You can remain anonymous and no questions will be asked.
- Let the operator know that you are requesting to leave your baby for safe haven at the fire station where you are calling from and that no one is there.
- The 9-1-1 operator will notify a fire crew in the area to return to the station so that you can physically hand the baby to them.
Safe Baby Haven Locations in Tempe
Tempe fire stations
- Station 1, 1450 E. Apache Boulevard
- Station 2, 3025 S. Hardy Drive
- Station 3, 5440 S. McClintock Drive
- Station 4, 300 E. Elliot Road
- Station 5, 723 E. Curry Road
- Station 6, 655 S. Ash Avenue
Tempe St. Luke’s Hospital, 1500 S. Mill Avenue