Newborn Baby Saved by Paramedics and EMTs

March 16, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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Fire Department of New York personnel who rescued a newborn baby on Wednesday. (L to R) EMT Jamaal Shabazz, Paramedic Carl Gandolfo, Paramedic Terence Lau, and EMT Jerry Bond. (Courtesy of EMS Deputy Chief Steven Russo)

NEW YORK—A newborn baby girl abandoned in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening was taken by paramedics and EMTs to Kings County Hospital in serious but stable condition.

Emergency medical personnel received a call at 6:20 p.m. about a woman carrying around a bluish baby with the umbilical cord still attached, according to the city government website.

Paramedics Carl Gandolfo and Terence Lau and EMTs Jamaal Shabazz and Jerry Bond arrived in Crown Heights, at the intersection of Eastern Parkway and Rogers Avenue, only to find the mother had left the scene.

Moments later, another call directed them to the baby, “limp and blue,” one block north. 

“I’ve delivered babies before, but I’ve never been handed a baby like this,” said Paramedic Lau, according to the website. 

Paramedic Gandolofo said the job meant a lot to him since he has his own 15-month-old baby boy at home. He plans to check up on the saved newborn.

The Fire Department of New York would like to remind the public of the Abandoned Infant Protection Act, which allows a parent to abandon a newborn baby up to 30 days of age anonymously without being prosecuted if it is done safely, such as leaving with an appropriate person or at an appropriate location, such as with a policeman or at a hospital.

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