Safe Haven Baby Box to install in Fern Creek
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) – Kentucky’s third Safe Haven Baby Box will be available soon in the Fern Creek neighborhood.
The Fern Creek Fire Department will become the location of the nation’s 80th Safe Haven Baby Box, allowing mothers to safely deliver babies anonymously and without consequences.
Once a baby is left inside the box, the box will lock and sound an alarm for the station’s firefighters to respond.
Governor Andy Beshear enacted House Bill 155 in March 2021, extending Safe Haven Law to Kentucky.
Since then, two more Baby Box locations have been installed at Okolona Fire Station 1 on Preston Highway and Zoneton Fire Protection District on North Preston Highway.
Fern Creek Christian Church helped raise donations to support up to 4 Baby Boxes in Jefferson County.
“The Fern Creek Fire Department is very grateful that our community has come together and decided to partner with us to support such a great resource,” Fern Creek Fire Chief Nathan Mulvey said in a statement. communicated. “Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and supported this effort, whether through your donations or your thoughts and prayers. “
The new Baby Box will be open to the public after a community unveiling at 10 a.m. on Wednesday.
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