Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Help Protect Kids From Heatstroke

We had a close call today with a child left alone in a hot vehicle.  If you are not aware of it you can go here:

Child left in hot car at Md. Metro station

Child Recovering After Being Left in Parked Car at Forest Glen Metro Station

6-month-old left in car at Metro parking lot

Our partners in safety, SafeKids, has an important related message to share in light of today's event.

Reduce the number of deaths from heatstroke by remembering to ACT.

A: Avoid heatstroke-related injury and death by never leaving your child alone in a car, not even for a minute. And make sure to keep your car locked when you’re not in it so kids don’t get in on their own.

C: Create reminders by putting something in the back of your car next to your child such as a briefcase, a purse or a cell phone that is needed at your final destination. This is especially important if you’re not following your normal routine.

T: Take action. If you see a child alone in a car, call 911. Emergency personnel want you to call. They are trained to respond to these situations. One call could save a life.

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