In addition to the traditional Fire and Emergency Medical Services offered by the Coral Gables Fire Department, the Department also offers the following community service programs:
Blood Pressure Checks
Free blood pressure checks are available to the public from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. However, if you feel ill, you may stop in at any of our stations at any time. Persons who have an emergency or feel they may need immediate medical care should dial 9-1-1.
CPR, First Aid, and AED Training
CPR training is available through the Fire Department. CPR classes are not for employment or professional services. The CPR class is a Friends and Family and is a non-certification class that is offered the 1st Monday of every month. Residents and business members of the Coral Gables community may sign-up for free CPR classes which are offered on the first Monday of every month. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. You may register for the CPR course in person at the War Memorial Youth Center, on 405 University Drive, Coral Gables, or online by visiting www.playgables.com. At least 6 participants are required to start a class.
Fire Station Visits
As part of our fire prevention mission, we welcome all members of the community to visit our fire station. Station tours can be arranged for groups of children ranging in age from pre-K to young adults. All tours must be scheduled in advance through our Professional Standards Division at 305-460-5581.
Safe Haven for Newborns
The Florida Safe Haven Law was enacted in 2000 to address the increasing number of abandoned newborn infants left to die in hazardous environments. Unfortunately, desperate mothers and/or fathers sometimes consider abandonment the only option for dealing with unwanted newborn infants. This situation often results in the tragic loss of innocent lives as well as subsequent criminal legal action against the abandoning parent(s). The Safe Haven Law is a safety net for unwanted newborn infants, and for the parents who feel they have no other option but to abandon their newborn. The Safe Haven Law allows mothers, fathers, or others who are in possession of an unharmed newborn, approximately three days old or less, to leave the newborn at a designated “Safe Haven” with no questions asked, totally anonymous, and free from fear of prosecution.
All staffed Coral Gables Fire Stations are designated “Safe Havens for Newborns.” Fire Station personnel will accept newborns with no questions asked, and provide transportation to the nearest hospital for medical care and referral to an appropriate adoption agency that will arrange for the placement of the newborn with a waiting family.